Recently, while investigating the necessary elements of a local church, I’ve had interesting discussions with men in leadership positions that advocate the house church model inside a larger local church. While thinking through some of the minimum requirements for a local church I got some disagreement that elders are a necessity for a church to be a biblical New Testament church. They […]
The house church movement in North America has grown exponentially in an effort to rediscover what the New Testament says and commands about a local church. The problem comes when these house churches function not as independent churches that fulfill the precedent set for a local church. This post is the introduction to another where the basic elements of a New Testament church and discussed and reflected upon.
As recently mentioned, I’ve taken part in a practicum for those aspiring to the pastoral office; and I’ve found it both enlightening and encouraging. Of the materials I was required to digest by far the most encouraging was a sermon series by the well know Reformed Baptist Albert Martin. The name of his series is the same as […]