So…Why Haven’t You Started A House Church Yet?


You may remember. You may not. You may be new around here. So, regardless of what group you fall in, let me take this moment and remind you: I want you to plant a house church.

That said, I thought I’d ask you a question. I know some of you have started and/or are part of house churches. My guess, though, is the majority of you are not currently part of a house church.

So what keeps you from starting a house church?

This isn’t a rhetorical question–I actually want to know! I really want to understand what stands in the way of everyday people who love Jesus from starting house churches among the lost.  Is it fear? Are you being held back by another believer in your life? Are there struggles with your faith that are holding you back? Do you just not think house churches are important? Do you think that only apostles can start a house church? Is it none of the above, but something else?

I’d really like to know. My goal isn’t to expose you but to get a feel for what holds people back so we can all move forward, see more folks come to Christ, and see more house churches started.

So, what’s holding you back? You can leave a message in the comment section or you can email me at pursuingglory at gmail dot com.

Photo Credit: City Group O6-07-2017 by Parker Knight


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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.

6 responses to “So…Why Haven’t You Started A House Church Yet?”

  1. Jamie Carter says :

    I don’t trust people.

    • traviskolder says :

      Jamie, thanks for this really honest and brave response. Is this a certain group of people or just people in general? If it’s easier, feel free to write me at PursuingGlory at gmail dot com.

      • Jamie Carter says :

        It’s hard to say. Perhaps it’s more of the former and also a bit of the latter. It doesn’t come as easily to me as it seems to come to others. Perhaps that’s because of all those bad experiences with broken trust. If the people you let in just keep on hurting you, then by not letting people in you won’t keep on being hurt by them.

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