A great post by LT:
After experiencing a couple of house churches I’m became convinced that I didn’t want to go back to a larger congregation. I’ve tried very hard not to use language that condemns more traditional models. I’m not convinced everyone should be in a house church. I wouldn’t advise traditional churches to convert. Nor would I say that ministry that is conducted in other forms of church are invalid.
Despite all this I think that a house church is better fit to help us do what we are called to do as a church.
LT makes his case, but also concludes with a great paragraph:
There are a lot of pastors who see the deficiencies of what they work in and are attracted by other models. I’d be very hesitant to make any major changes in church for people who are very used to functioning in church in a certain way. It may not be ideal, but it can still be very fruitful. There are people called to minister in all sorts of different situations. They should not be judged based on what model they use, but their faithfulness to God and their calling.