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The New House Churches

The New House Churches

Are house churches still the rebel step-child of American evangelicalism? by Matt Greenfrom Ministry Today magazine, May/June 2007Since pollster George Barna released Revolution in 2005, discussion on the topic of house churches (aka simple churches, organic churches, micro-churches and so on) has grown to a fever pitch—ironically, alongside discussion of the undeniable growth of megachurches.For those hiding under a rock, Barna’s estimate is that 8 percent to 9 percent of adults in the United States are now involved in some type of house church. And his prediction is that 70 percent of the church will be worshipping in non-traditional settings...

What We Lost

What We Lost

Reinventing accountability in a world of superstar leaders. by Matt Greenfrom Ministry Today magazine, Jan/Feb 2007 November 2006 may have been the toughest month in 20 years for American evangelicals. One of our brightest stars fell. As president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), Ted Haggard was assertive and winsome in representing the convictions of 30 million evangelicals in the halls of political power. He was thoughtful and unpredictable in his desire to build partnerships and embrace broad issues of social concern. As pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Haggard was a committed charismatic, who reflected...