was wondering if anyone has had experience with house church/organic church, etc--if so what did you think of them--how did you find one. I am tired of the legalism, criticisms, etc in a "churchy" church and am looking for something different.Answer Question
Answer by ifollowjesus at 9:55 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
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Answer by NovemberLove at 10:05 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
Answer by teamquinn at 12:59 AM on Nov. 8, 2009
I have only had indirect contact with a few through Christian friends who joined them. I can only comment on the effects I saw those churches having on these friends lives. In one case it was awful, the church used a lot of extreme scare tactics, bullied the members into giving things up (conveniently to the church leaders) & doing a lot of cultish stuff. I was glad to see these friends leave after a few years. In another case the small church met in a rented room & wasn't affiliated with any major denomination, but it was a wonderful experience for my friend. The group was friendly, supportive, encouraged personal & group exploration of faith issues, in short was everything one might hope for in fellowship. I am glad my friend found this church & she still attends & is quite active. So I guess my opinion is they can be great, but they can also be scary bad.
Answer by nysa00 at 2:57 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by mamakat12 at 7:32 AM on Nov. 19, 2009