Globally the majority of churches meet in homes or other facilities not built to be primarily a church facility. In the developed West we tend to see church as something we go to do at a place.
There are challenges to any form of church organization ranging from 20 gathered in a home to thousands attending a church campus.
The challenges of the house church include:
Isolation or clique.
Corrupt powerful leader or family dominating
Being shaped by an unbiblical motivation for being a church — defining yourself by what you are against instead of what you are for…OR protecting yourself from the polluted world.
Being able to multiply easily and at a low cost,
An attractive web of relationships for bringing in non-Christians as friends.
Questions to clarify in leading a house church:
What is our motive?
What is our mission?
How will we live a kingdom life of being IN the world but not of the world?
What are your thoughts?