NCF House Churches

2017 NCF housechurch guide

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House Church Ministry Brochure – Click Here

A House Church is a smaller, more intimate meeting of the church where individuals are more personally discipled, nurtured, and equipped in their faith to take their part in becoming the full expression of Christ in this world. House Churches meet during the week in different homes throughout the St. Louis City / University City area.

 “They devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47

House Churches Seek To Believe The Gospel Of The Kingdom As We:

  • Worship
    • Singing
    • Praying
    • Sharing the blessing of God in our lives
  • Nurture
    • Carry one another’s burdens
    • Share our needs and intercede for one another
    • Deal honestly with our sin
    • Fellowship around the Gospel of Christ’s finished work on the cross
  • Discuss Sermons
    • Believing the promises of God together
    • See the application of God’s truth to our lives
    • Ask questions and wrestle with the text of the sermon
    • Allow the truth of God to shape us by the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Connect in Ministry
    • Encourage each other in love and good deeds
    • Seek to minister the love of God in St. Louis
    • Learn to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God
    • Foster individual service in the ministries of the church
    • Serving together as a house church in ministry
  • Take the Vision Beyond New City Fellowship
    • See and participate in what God is doing around the world
    • Connecting with missionaries and taking mission trips

Mutual Care
Our personal relationship with God can be measured directly in proportion to our love and care for one another (I John 3:16-20). We do not accept the cultural model that seeks every persons move toward complete independence. God’s intention is clearly to move us toward a relationship of healthy inter-dependence (I Corinthians 12:21ff, II Corinthians 8). We need one another for growth in our understanding and experience of God and to fulfill our God-given responsibility to love others as we love ourselves. The end of Acts 2 shows us the model of how the people of God are to relate to and care for each other. In order to help each other fulfill this kind of relationship, New City Fellowship is committed to a system of House Churches through which the primary care of the people of God for one another can take place. Our commitment to each other as fellow members of God’s family means we will walk through all the ups and downs of life together. It also means we maintain a fundamental commitment to each other that everyone’s basic needs for life- food, shelter, clothing, nurture, love and care – will be met through the body of believers. Pastors and Deacons assist the members of the church in fulfilling this call to love, both by modeling and by teaching the congregation how to walk in the grace of the Gospel to fulfill this calling.

 

For more information or to join a house church contact the leader listed in the brochure, or contact:

Pastor Jim Ward