"The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house." – 1 Cor 16:19

“The early concept of the church had no connection with a church building. The church was something else: a group of Christians drawn together by the Holy Spirit in a place where they worked together in a certain form...” – Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the Twentieth Century

“Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house.” – Col 4:15

“In many ways an early church gathering was like a spiritual potluck. Rather than a single person bringing a sermon and everyone else sitting silently, listening to a lecture, each person brought something to share.” – Richard Jacobson

On Christians Spreading Corona Conspiracies: Gullibility is not a Spiritual Gift

Christians, corona virus, social media, conspiracy theories and the Kingdom

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WHAT IS HOUSE CHURCH?

House churches have been gaining a lot of attention recently. While some might think that house church or simple church is just another phenomenon that will inevitably die, we believe that it is a restoration of the church to God's original intent.

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WHAT WE DO

We make disciples of Jesus Christ resulting in the multiplication of house or simple churches in neighborhoods or communities, in schools and in the workplace in the Philippines and beyond. This is our major thrust.

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TRANSFORMED COMMUNITIES

Traditionally “ministry success” is measured by the number of churches planted and the number of people attending those churches. However we believe that a real barometer of a ministry’s effectiveness is transformed individuals, families and communities.

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OFWs AND HOUSE CHURCHES

The Stargrass Coalition sees every Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) as a reproducing disciple in countries they work in. House or simple churches are the ideal expression of church in many of these countries.

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CULTURE-SENSITIVE

We are seeking to develop an environment for culture-sensitive expressions of God’s kingdom. Our goal in this regard is to become an authentic and organic Filipino house church through contextualization of the gospel.

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Doctrinal Development in House Church Networks

The global house church movement takes doctrinal integrity very seriously. Knowing about the truth rationally (theology) is an important element in “loving God” – with all our mind (Mt. 22:37-39). But it has to be differentiated from knowing the embodied Truth personally revealed in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, which involves “loving God” with all our being.

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Lydia with other believers at her home

Understanding House Churching

Many are confused as to what “house churches” (HC) actually mean. This is understandable for the phrase is used in different ways by different people (including HC practitioners). May I try to clarify the five differing definitions of HC commonly used today.

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a women's discipleship group meeting, Metro Manila

Simple Methodology: Disciple Multiplication (DM) (Part 3 of a Series)

What then is the methodology of IM to expand the kingdom to the whole world? Like what Jesus did in equipping and sending each of his disciples out into their world (Mk. 3:13-15), “disciple multiplication” (DM) is the OCN’s simple method to “disciple all nations.” Every believer (oikos, tribe and nation) can be mobilized and equipped to multiply disciples where they live and work!

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dramatization of Jesus and His disciples

Simple Outcome and Strategy for Kingdomization: Cellular Networks and Insider Movements (Part 2 of a Series)

What then outcome will have been established when God’s kingdom is realized on any segment of the world? As the “Second Adam,” Jesus modelled what a perfect person could be and what vocation a godly/righteous human being should do for the kingdom (Ac.10:36-38). Thus, to expand the kingdom, he trained his disciples to transform the villages of Galilee by simply going two by two without bringing outside resources into the community (Lk.10:4a)…

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