Twelve Advantages to Simple Church

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Blog, Books | 1 comment

Twelve Advantages to Simple Church

I am reading Wolfgang Simpson’s book The House Church Book: Rediscover the Dynamic, Organic, Relational, Viral Community Jesus Started.  In this book, he highlights twelve advantages to house church and I would like to share them with you.  From what I have read so far, I would also like to encourage anyone looking for a concise and clear understanding of the simple/house/organic church movement to pick up a copy of this book.

1.  Discipled Multiplication

2. Persecution-proof structure

3. Freedom from church growth barriers

4. More efficient involvement of a higher percentage of people

5. A break from the pastoral care dilemma

6. A place of life-transformation and accountability

7. A better place of growth for new Christians

8. A solution for the leadership crises

9. A way to eliminate the clergy-laity division

10. A biblically based pattern

11.  A budget conscious way of operating

12.  A resurrection of the city church

I think this is a pretty thorough list.  However, I would have included at least one more based on my experience over the past year:

13. Increased opportunity for families to grow, worship, and be on mission together.

What about you?  Is there an advantage that you see not on the list?