House Church

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What is House Church?

The church is not a place, a name, a building, or a program. The church is people. Simply put, House Church is how we live out the way of Jesus together. In the early church, Jesus’ disciples met intentionally from home to home, reading Scripture, breaking bread, praying together, and celebrating life in Jesus. Together, they gave themselves fully to Jesus and His coming Kingdom. 2000 years later, we are committing ourselves to the same thing. For us, it’s all about everyday, ordinary people committed to live out Kingdom life together, in living rooms, coffee shops, dorm rooms, and wherever people can gather. Ultimately, our desire is for House Church to become a way of life.

Sharing your Life

Ultimately, following Jesus means sharing your life. In short, this simple phrase sums up why we do House church. But sharing your life with whom?

…With our Family, other Jesus followers:

All throughout Scripture, we find “one another” commands given to those who follow Jesus. Things like love one another, forgive one another, celebrate one another, and bear one another’s burdens. We believe that it is impossible to live this out in a ‘large church’ worship gathering. We also believe that this is impossible to get connected and to get to know people in a large gathering setting. For this very reason, House Church’s exist to cultivate a family culture of friends who will love, encourage, celebrate and grow together.

…With our City, those who haven’t yet met Jesus:

As followers of Jesus, we carry a deep desire to not only impact our city, but also to love and disciple this young unreached generation. We believe that a relationship with God is available to anyone and everyone. For this reason, we are committed to both share the gospel and to live the kingdom within our city. We will shout that hope, freedom, life and intimacy, are available in a relationship with God. We will share what we have been given with our friends, co-workers, and neighbors. We will give ourselves to love our city home to God.

Join a House Church

For those of you who feel ready to join one of our House Church families, go for it. Begin meeting weekly, eat a meal together, read Scripture, discuss the weekly Stirring message, share stories, celebrate what Jesus is doing in your lives, and pray together. Be intentional, keep it simple and wrap it all around Jesus. More than anything, we feel called to love and make disciples. Beyond simply going deeper with God and each other, we encourage and expect our House Church families to embrace God’s mission to love people where they are and disciple people into who they are. Get into community. Take a risk. Share your life. Be on mission. Make it your life.

Shane & Jennifer Bettes 
530.953.8528
shanejenmase@sbcglobal.net
2957 Squire Avenue
Every other Friday @ 6:00pm | kids welcome
June 6th & 20th, July 18th, August 1st, 15th & 29th, September 12th & 26th

Mike & Fontella Cruz 
609.575.7448
mike@thestirring.org | fcruz1085@gmail.com
20825 Old 44 Drive (in between Redding & Palo Cedro)
One Friday a month from 7:00-9:00pm | no kids
Call to learn more

Shannon Lundberg & Bethany Sopenski | Women’s Group 
530.604.3503 | 216.978.3384
shannonlundberg@yahoo.com | bethanysopenski@gmail.com
12864 Williamson Road
Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30pm | no kids

Rich & Sheryl Bullock | Bill & Diane Menard
530.605.3491
rbullockv8@gmail.com | sherylsplace@hotmail.com
Call for direction
First & third Fridays | no kids

Justin & Betsy Erickson | Discipleship & Worship
530.440.3450 | 530.440.0708
betsy@capturethestory.com
21106 Boyle Road
Last Tuesdays of the month from 6:00-9:00pm | kids welcome

George & Adelle Hall
530.604.7361
ahall@reddingchristian.com
7436 Sleepy Lane, Shingletown
Next meeting is Mondays, June 23rd | 5:30-8:00pm

Brett & Emily Faulknor | David & Bethany Skinner
530.710.8442
brett@brettandemilyphoto.com
Family potluck every other Tuesdays @ 6:30pm | kids welcome
Call to learn more

Luke & Christina Frandsen
530.515.8222
lucas.frandsen@gmail.com
498 South Street
Contact Luke Fransden for summer schedule