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I thought this put things into perspective. Andrew Jones suggests that we might be at least 5 years away from seeing a structure emerge that will really support a "movement" of house churches. In other words, we don't really know what we are doing yet. And that's a good thing!
He suggests that what we are doing today is experimenting with "prototypes":
The movement in USA and Europe is not ready for franchising or exporting, It is not looking for entreprenuers to multiply it but rather for pioneers to beta test it. For engineers who can tinker with it while it is moving. To make it workable and efficient. To get the bugs out of the system. To see what missing elements need to be included. Perhaps God is not allowing recognition from the mainstream so that there can be a window of time to create the protoypes away from the spotlight.
This excites me! We get to tinker, beta test, experiment, and acknowledge that we have no idea what we are doing... and just let the Spirit continue to lead. This is my idea of fun!
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