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...By common consent they were all meeting at Solomon's Portico (i.e. an open, covered walkway located in a very public area). (Acts 5:12bNET)... And every day both in the temple courts and from house to house, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus was the Christ...(Acts 5:42NET)... Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.... What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. (1 Corinthians 14:12; 26 NIV)

So how did we get so restricted, sitting still, behind four walls, in only one type of building?

Some 'Koinonia' links (links for homechurching)

Outside articles:

Encouragement from the scriptures for an unusual new breed
of Christians — with some answers for those who might feel critical of them

Confused About the Church?
by Rayola Kelley
of Gentle Shepherd Ministries

Not Forsaking The Assembly
from Freedom's Ring Website
This is Chapt. 18-- Great if you've been
guilted out for leaving fake, stilted fellowship for true,
wherever you can find it.

 More outside links: 
Why Home Church?
(a well-written introduction)

Why House Church?
By Mark M. Mattison 
(another short introduction)

From Grace Abounding Website:

Why House Church?
By Mark M. Mattison

House Churches chapter four of "The Disciple-Making Minister" by David Servant

The Home Church Meeting - Chapter 19  of "Recognizing Deception and Apostasy"
By Dene McGriff

Note: We have a great deal of material on our website that would be useful for small groups. Below are two other outside websites who offer Bible studies for small groups.  Of course, we have not read all of these Bible studies. The reader is encouraged to discern from him/herself by the basic principles of Biblical interpretation.

Acts 17:11 ministry
open for anyone's use --for small groups
Good News Bible studies
Discover the faithfulness of God in His covenants from Genesis through Revelation

Other subjects covered in 'Basics':

Triune God
Spiritual Authority
End Times

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