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House Church Book by Wolfgang Simson


 
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Author: Wolfgang Simson
Subtitle: Rediscover the RelationalCommunity Jesus Started
Format: Hardcover
Length: 175 Pages
Published: 2009

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The essential resource for anyone interested in simple church . . .

Whether you call them house churches, organic churches, simple churches, or something else, these small groups of believers who meet in homes, coffee shops, college campuses, office buildings anywhere that God seems to be leading are becoming more and more common. All across the country, these simple churches are multiplying rapidly, reaching out with the gospel in places where people feel most comfortable: in their own neighborhoods and communities.

Inside The House Church Book, youll learn:

  • The nature of house churches: what they do and how they function
  • The role each of us can play in the house church
  • Practical steps for starting a house church in your community
  • Pitfalls to avoid when planting a house church

Church planter and author Wolfgang Simson invites readers to take a look inside the house church movement and experience what God is doing right in your own neighborhood.


Table of Contents

Foreword by George Barna

Preface: A Vision Too Good to Be True

15 Theses Toward a Re-Incarnation of Church

Introduction: People with Principles, Not Methods

Chapter 1: The Reinvention of Church: Discovering a church we never knew

Chapter 2: House Churches in History: Into the Dark Ages and back again

Chapter 3: The Nature of House Churches: What they are, what they do, and how they function

Chapter 4: The Fivefold Ministry: Gods resources for multiplying house churches

Chapter 5: House Church or Cell Church: Thirteen reasons house churches are the natural solution

Chapter 6: No Progress Without Change: How to avoid doing the new in the power of the old

Chapter 7: All Change is Practical: The last step you want to take determines your next step

Chapter 8: QSQ: How to think Quality Structure - Quantity

Chapter 9: Fathering the Next Generation: Who will do all the work?

Chapter 10: Models of Church Multiplication: How to plant churches without manufacturing them

Chapter 11: Starfish Church Planting: How a decentralized revolution will change the world

About the Author

Recommended Reading

Notes


About the Author

Wolfgang Simson born in Germany, worked as a social worker and taxi driver in Stuttgart, Germany. When he became convinced of the reality of Christ, Simson returned to school, graduating with a masters in theology from Free Evangelical Theological Academy in Basel, Switzerland. He taught courses on church growth and mission strategy and eventually became assistant to the dean.

Since 1983, Simson has been involved in planting churches and conducting research regarding church growth, revival, and mission breakthroughts.

He has worked as a church growth, evangelism, and strategy consultant and served in church-based leadership positions. Simson is one of the founders of DAWN Europa, has been on the board of both the British and German Church Growth Association, is a member of the Lausanne Movement in Germany, and serves as editor of the StarFish Fax. He is the author of twelve books that have been translated into twenty languages. He and his wife, Mercy, have three children.