Who else wants to learn
about House Church in a supportive and encouraging environment?
Hi, I’m Chris
The founder of Help for
The process of learning how to “be the
church” as opposed to “going to church” requires a fair amount of practice. That may not sit well with many
people, but that’s the way it is. It’s highly likely you’ve spent the majority of your Christian life in a
traditional church system.
The house church or what is also known as
simple or organic church model is quite different from the traditional church model most people are familiar
with. There is a learning process required, as well as an unlearning process. During this process of learning
how to “be the church” there are victories and there are defeats.
Fear of failure and fear of rejection can
stop learning in it’s tracks, regardless of the environment we‘re in. We all need a safe place where we can
try out some of our ideas and see what works and what doesn’t, without worrying whether or not we’ll be
rejected for making a mistake.
That’s what we here at Help
for House Church are all about.
We provide a safe
learning environment for followers of Jesus to learn how to live in community like Christians did in the
Most learning models are passive ones.
They involve listening to a speaker or reading a book.
Now I don’t know about you, but the last time I
checked, the process of “being the church” was a pretty interactive experience.
Reading a book is not, neither is
listening to a speaker. Reading a book or listening to a speaker on the subject of house church can provide a
tremendous amount of good information. What it can’t do is help you learn how to apply that
information, to work it into your life. It can’t help you practice new ways of
Can you imagine learning how to type by
only reading a book?
If it not reasonable to expect a person to
read a book on typing and then without practice type 40-50 words a minute, why should we expect a person to
read a house church book and without practice be able to affect much positive change in their church life?
That’s certainly not a recipe for
Secondly…does learning new things need to be
tedious and dull?
The most common method of education is
based on rote memory. The idea is that if you’ve memorized the information it will
somehow make its way into the fabric of your life. We know this is not the case. Students who have scored
high on tests are consistently only able to remember a small fraction of the information weeks later.
Therefore the student got a grade but not necessarily an education.
Rote memory is tedious, and if
you’re anything like me, I would rather avoid
the tedious and dull and do something that’s both helpful and enjoyable at the same
This is where we come
We help people
who like to share and learn about house church, to do so in small group settings via telephone
Here’s how it works.
1. Each group is 50 minutes
2. Each group has a trained leader to
facilitate the sharing and help people practice working the information into their lives.
3. Each group member receives a short
lesson before their sharing session. This lesson is to provide some seed thoughts for
people…to help get the conversation
4. Each sharing session costs only $12.95
Give the service a try for free
Benefits of Help for
- It’s fun. We humans are social creatures and
tend to learn better when we’re a part of a healthy group
- It’s practical. Learning happens best by
doing. A part of each group sharing session is dedicated to role playing in order to allow people the freedom
to practice what they’re learning without the fear of making a
- Mistakes are normal when learning new
ways of relating. We don’t believe that practice makes perfect, but
practice certainly makes things better than not trying at all because of the fear of making a mistake.
Mistakes are normal when learning new ways of relating.
- Sharing stories with others can help
reduce feelings of frustration and loneliness that people often have when they’re challenged by the process of “being the
church.” It can often feel like we’re the only one dealing with our specific
set of problems, when the truth is usually quite the opposite. Our challenges are usually more common than we
- Hearing other people’s stories often helps us make sense of our
own situation, to give us some much needed perspective and clarity. Difficult situations that have existed
for a lengthy period of time in a relationship can cause us to wonder if there is “something wrong with
us.” Hearing other people share their stories
helps us to realize that we’re not alone, and in fact, we most likely
pretty normal. This feedback can provide a tremendous amount of hope for a person.
- There are no long term commitments
required, just join a group when you want to.
- The structure is convenient. No need to
travel. As long as you have a phone, you can join.
- The groups are facilitated by trained
small group leaders to ensure a positive experience for all.
- It’s affordable, only $12.95 per 50 minute
If you’d like to give the service a try for free,
Founder of Help for