Hallmarks of Healthy House Churches

Below you will find four hallmarks of what we have found to be defining factors in determining if a house church, or church, is healthy.
Without God's Presence, Community, Discipleship, and Outreach how can we fulfill the call of Jesus in Matthew 28 to reach the world?

Join us as we explore these four concepts and ask the question "what is healthy church really look like?"

God's Presence

  • Sense of Awe (Matthew 7:28-29)
  • God’s manifest presence in our midst (Exodus 33:15)
  • Honest worship (John 4:21-24)
  • Active use of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians chapters 11-13)
  • Freedom from spiritual strongholds (Luke 4:18)
  • Divine guidance and radical obedience (Acts 8:26-40)


  • Weekly praising God in unified celebration (Hebrews 10:25)
  • Members communicate outside of groups and look after personal needs (Phil 1:3-5)
  • House church provides the primary source of pastoral care, meals, and practical assistance (Acts 4:34)


  • God’s gifts are encouraged and supported. People feel equipped to serve where God has called (1 Cor 12:4-6)
  • The actively seeking God’s will and His leading (Matt 6:9-13)
  • Love is used for celebrating, encouraging, rebuking, and growing within the community (1 Cor 13:4-12)
  • People are actively sharpened and growing (Romans 12:1-2)


  • Gatherings reach the broader community and experience growth (Acts 2:47)
  • Home churches multiply; impacting a geographic location and seeing families transformed (Matthew 28:16-20)
  • Actively seek divine appointments in situations where God has placed members (Acts 8:26-40)