What Does a House Church Gathering Look Like

(Three Thirds Format)
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1st

LOOK IN

Check In

  • Share a meal or dessert
  • A testimony from last week
  • How has the week been?
  • If anyone is struggling, pray for him/her
     

Check Up

  • How have you obeyed what you learned?
  • Who have you trained in what you learned?
  • With whom have you shared your story or God's Story? 

Worship

Sing together with instruments, acapella, or YouTube.  Share a verse, prophecy, or other gifts of the Spirit. (1 Cor. 14:26)

2nd

Look Up

Bible Study

Allow someone to bring a Scripture that is on their hearts.  Read that scripture out loud together, then answer these 4 questions.

  1. What do you like about this passage
     
  2. What do you find challenging about this passage?
     
  3. What does it say about God?
     
  4. What does it say about people?

3rd

Look Out

Being Sent

After spending time in the word, we spend some time in prayer and ask God:

  1. How am I called to obey what we just read?
     
  2. Who are you calling me to train with this passage?
     
  3. Who are you calling me to share Your story and my story with?

For any help with Training, Advice, or Encouragement

Get in touch

Neal & Sara Karsten
neal.karsten@gmail.com

Britton & Michelle Smith
Britton@moranpark.org

Accountability Group's

 

We encourage people who are participating in house church to take their walk a step deeper and join with 1 or 2 other people in a accountability group.  This document has some questions to regularly touch base with in order to encourage one another in following Jesus.

Click Here to download the Discipleship Group PDF

 

 

 

Click Here to download the PDF of the Start Track

 

START TRACK: THE FIRST 12 MEETINGS

This is appropriate for people who are already Christians but have not been in this type of group before.

  1. HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD - John 10:1-10
  2. TELL YOUR STORY - Mark 5:1-20. Pay particular attention to verses 18-20.
  3. TELL JESUS’ STORY - 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
  4. MULTIPLICATION - Matthew 28:18-20
  5. BAPTISM - Acts 8:26-40
  6. THE BIBLE - 2 Timothy 3:14-16
  7. TALK WITH GOD - Matthew 6:9-13
  8. GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT - 1 Corinthians 12; 1-25
  9. CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER - Acts 2:42-47
  10. HARD TIMES - Acts 5:17-42; Matthew 5:43-44
  11. COMMUNION - 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

Click Here to download the PDF of the 7 Signs of John

7 Signs of john: Scripture to use with non-believers

This is appropriate for people who are not Christians.

  1. TURNING WATER INTO WINE - John 2:1-12 
  2. HEALING THE ROYAL OFFICIAL'S SON - John 4:46-54
  3. HEALING OF THE PARALYTIC - John 4:46-54
  4. FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND - John 6:1-14
  5. WALKING ON WATER - John 6:15 - 25
  6. HEALING OF THE MAN BORN BLIND - John 9:1-41
  7. RAISING LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD: John 11:1-46

The 3 Circles: Sharing The Gospel

Watch the video on the right, then grab a piece of paper and try it on your own.  This is a great tool for communicating some of the major pieces of the Gospel.

Steps to Starting a House Church...

Step 1: Get in touch with someone who has started a house church, or one of our trainers listed. (Click Here to See the People or Get in Touch)

  • This person will lead you in the majority of encouragement, training and advice that you will need. 

 

Step 2: Gather some people and have the trainer lead the gathering using the THREE THIRDS format. (Click Here to See the Three Thirds Format)

  • This model has been extremely helpful in making sure the practices of the house church stay biblical and it naturally provides the accountability to keep it on track.

 

Step 3: The trainer will be present, but this time, you lead the gathering using the THREE THIRDS format.

  • The first time you meet, the person who has been training you will lead the group using the Three Thirds format.
  • The second time, either yourself, or someone else from your group will lead using the Three Thirds format and the trainer will be present but not active.

 

Step 4: Continue meeting regularly walking through the three thirds format and using various Scriptures.  Consider using the STARTER TRACK Scriptures to guide your times together.  (Click here to view the Starter Track)

  • The Starter Track is intended to give a well rounded framework of he Christian faith.  It is a great place to launch a house church from.
  • Continue to use the three thirds format as it will help keep your worship, study and practice balanced. 

 

Step 5: Multiply - Now it's your turn to train someone else as they start a house church.  Get in touch with the person who helped you to ask what that looks like.