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Home Churches, a.k.a. House Churches,
Home Groups, Care Groups,
House Fellowships, & Small Groups

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House churches are an almost completely decentralized group of small Christian fellowships who typically meet in each other's homes.

They have largely abandoned the traditional church model of Christianity that typically involves a large structure, staff, adult and children's educational programs, etc. Rather, they are returning to the first century CE model of believers who met in each other 's homes in an era before church buildings existed.

Their theology, beliefs and practices typically follow the evangelical wing of Protestant Christianity.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet Historical precedents: what the early Church looked like

bullet Organizational models, beliefs, and practices

bullet Links and other resources

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Copyright 1998 to 2008 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2008-NOV-27
Author: B.A. Robinson

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