House Churches in the Community- On Mission
People need a place to connect with others and share their needs, hurts and struggles. The Ekklesia church is dedicated to developing home community groups that we call "house churches." These groups meet weekly and bi-weekly as they seek to keeping the relationships with others in our community. The Sunday morning gathering is part of the Ekklesia rhythm but is not the only time that Ekklesia people get together. We find that a greater depth of relationship is developed as we meet in smaller groups that provide a more intimate time of personal growth. The house churches each have developed their own personal rhythm as they:
1. meet together for bible study,
2. recreational time together,
3. eating together
4. and service projects in the community.
Each of these four aspects of sharing together build the house churches as they grow in fellowship with one another and the community. The House Churches also serve as a major outreach vehicle as Ekklesia seeks new people who haven't been connected to a church and are seeking new spiritual relationships.
The Monday Bell/Hanson House Church