Lately I’ve been stirred by the implications of where the church is going in the earth. You can read a little more of my cryptic statements about that subject here and here. However, it has lead me to do some pretty serious searching for others out there who are like us. The last three days I’ve spent on the internet searching for others who are doing what we’re doing in Iowa. I don’t want to recruit. I don’t want to be recruited. I just want to find other friends who are believing the same things I am.

So my internet search engines are filled with queries containing the following phrases:

House church

Home church

Simple church

House church network

Cedar Rapids

Iowa City


Cedar Falls


To my chagrin and frustration, they’re not out there. I know many are considering these things and that I’m not the only one the Lord is speaking to on these matters…so I post my searches, not so much to update everyone I know about what I’m doing but in hopes that there’s some other frustrated guy out there just like me, looking for other guys doing the same thing he’s doing. I want to be clear. This is not an invitation for any frustrated believer to come join a new house church. We’ve got enough stuff to figure out on our own.

But, if you’re out there in Eastern Iowa doing the same thing we’re doing…let me know.



About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

2 responses to “Searching…”

  1. DM says :

    Hi Travis,
    saw your post on wordpress tonight….here’s a link to my blog :
    If you scroll down about half way on the home page, you will see I wrote something about our home church involvement..we are located in Eastern Iowa…have been involved on and off w/ our homechurch since 1999 w/ a couple of short breaks in between….drop me a note and I can share w/ you more specfics. I especially would echo what you said above…. “I’m NOT interesed in being recruited nor recruiting”… DM

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