Home meetings: The only real hope for the Body of Messiah

April 29, 2017

 

In the past few weeks, I have read several very powerful articles each making the point that the only real way for us to reach this new generation is to transition, at least in part, from larger congregational models to home gathering models of worship. The cases were made using both Biblical text and anecdotal evidence, and by the time I finished reading these articles, I was convinced that they were correct. It is true that the only real hope we have of reaching the current generation of seekers as well as the generations that will follow is to focus on home meetings as the primary source of outreach and the community building.

 

However while I agree that the establishment of home meetings is the only hope for a healthy, biblically sound body of believers, I differ in the understanding of home meetings and their role from those who authored these articles. A few years ago, a group of visitors from a local church visited our synagogue. After the service, one of the men in the group, who happened to be a Jewish believer in Yeshua, came to speak to me about our congregation. As we d