Early Church Vehicle 14
Largely Neglected Model
Inspiration and energy was derived from the perception of the central role of the household to worship and community in the New Testament and the Early Church until the middle of the fourth century AD. Household faith worship is an ancient and largely neglected model of Christian practice. Beyond the theological rationales, the implementation of the Households of Faith model could play an important role in three different circumstances in particular:✞
- As a growth model in which each Household of Faith connected to and supported by a congregation covenants to start new Households of Faith after two years. If successful the model leads to exponential growth.
- As a worship vehicle that could be administered by clergy when maintenance of a building and staff are high and not feasible.
- As a worship vehicle for dioceses that lose their buildings and staff due to litigation or other unfortunate circumstances.
"Household Faith Worship"
by Ron Meacock © 2017