Here are some resources and links that we hope will edify.
House Church – NTRF (New Testament Reformation Fellowship) ISBN 978-0-9729082-2-1
SIMPLE – Meet in a home, share a meal, fellowship with others who love Jesus and who are like family.
STRATEGIC – Grows naturally, replicates easily, fosters spiritual maturity, builds relationships, promotes unity, uses resources efficiently.
SCRIPTURAL – Established by the Lord through the Apostles. practiced by the early church, prescribed by the New Testament for today.
Every once in a while a book comes along which not only challenges the foundations of accepted Christian understanding, it actually tears them up and replaces them with completely new ones. This is one such book.
If you have assumed that you have an understanding of the New Testament teaching on church life and practise then this book will challenge you to reconsider your viewpoint on every level.
Combining meticulously researched scholarship and exegesis with over thirty years of practical experience pioneering New Testament church life and practice, the author takes the reader on a journey of discovery to regain possibly the most important lost biblical truths and understandings since the time of the Reformers.
‘Biblical Church: A Challenge to un-Scriptural Traditions and Practice!’ will change your thinking forever and completely revolutionize your understanding of one of the most fundamental and important aspects of the teaching of scripture.
Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles.
Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ’s revolutionary plan for his church—to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role—you’ll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.
Author Frank Viola gives readers language for all they knew was missing in their modern church experience. He believes that many of today’s congregations have shifted from God’s original intent for the church. As a prominent leader of the house church movement, Frank is at the forefront of a revolution sweeping through the body of Christ. A change that is challenging the spiritual status quo and redefining the very nature of church. A movement inspired by the divine design for authenticity community. A fresh concept rooted in ancient history and in God Himself.
Join Frank as he shares God’s original intent for the church, where the body of Christ is an organic, living, breathing organism. A church that is free of convention, formed by spiritual intimacy, and unbound by four walls.
The essential resource for anyone interested in Simple Church …. Whether you call them house churches, organic churches, simple churches, or something else, these small groups of believers who meet in home, coffee shops, college campuses, office buildings – anywhere that God seems to be leading – are becoming more and more common. All across the country, these simple churches are multiplying rapidly, reaching out with the gospel in places where people feel most comfortable: in their own neighbourhoods and communities. Inside the book you’ll learn
The nature of house churches, what they do and how they function
The role each of us can play in the house church
Practical steps for starting a house church in your community
Pitfalls to avoid when planting a house church.
Four Views of Revelation: A Parallel Commentary covers the traditional views in an even-handed fashion. Four parallel columns present the information you need on these key views, and inform you about outstanding commentators on the book of Revelation. No other book gives such extensive coverage of how the church has understood Revelation over the centuries. The four-column format makes this an easy read for lay people, pastors, and scholars alike. This is a wonderful addition to any Bible study resource library.
Convenient, one-volume format
Four parallel columns for easy comparison
Complete coverage of the major interpretations of Revelation
Extensive coverage of the place of Revelation in church history
Hell – Steve Gregg “Another fantastic book by Steve Gregg that looks at the different views that the saints have held on Hell and the destiny of humanity”
How could a God of love send anyone to hell? This is the question that torments more people than, probably, any other theological issue. Did you know that there are three different answerrs to that question offered by biblical scholars, based on three different understandings of what hell actually is for?
All You Want to Know About Hell examines the three views historically taught by Bible-believing Christians. The “traditional” view sees hell as a place of eternal torment, but the Bible also seems to allow other possibilities, including the annihilationist view and the early Christian view that hell is a place of suffering intended to purge sin and to bring about repentance. You won’t find another book that presents a more balanced presentation of the evidence for and against each of the views.