Churches are not buildings. Churches are groups of people who come together to worship God and help each other walk with Christ.
Huddling in the narrow hallway of a NYC apartment, I stood on my tiptoes to see into the bathroom at the end of the hall. A group of people stood in front of me, all smiling and all straining to get a good view. Just beyond them, sitting in the tub, was Zhen*, a Chinese national that had just come to faith. Beside her on the floor, her Bible study leader, Carol*. Small tears slipped down Carol’s face as she spoke with Zhen right before she baptized her. After Zhen professed her faith and Carol . . . Read More »
How would you describe your church? Large? Small? Modern? Traditional? In the United States and all over the world, faithful, Bible-based churches are following God in different ways. From liturgical services to guitar-led worship gatherings, God is being glorified in these communities. One type of church is called “simple church,” or “house church.” The idea of simple church originates in the New Testament. Rather than primarily meeting in formal religious building, many believers met in homes. Paul sends greetings to many house churches, including Priscilla and Aquila’s gathering (Romans 16:5) and gatherings in Laodicea and . . . Read More »
Our God has a huge heart – and He wants His message of love to spread! We thought of Jesus’ final words in Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,” when we chose this year’s theme – multiply! This year, “Multiply” is our theme as a house church network. We are challenging ourselves this year to multiply – multiply the number of believers, multiply the number of disciples, multiply the number of churches – in NYC and beyond! It is our prayer here at The Bridge that you will get a bigger view of . . . Read More »