House Churches at Trinity Chapel
What are House Churches?
A small group of approximately 6-25 Trinity Chapel partners committed together to “being the church” and advancing the kingdom of God.
Why House Churches?
House churches are not merely supportive of the larger church—they are the basic Christian community where believers learn to relate together, grow as disciples, and work together to advance the kingdom
When and where do House Churches meet?
House Churches meet at various times on different days of the week. Most groups meet weekly or bi-weekly. House Churches meet in homes, at work places or in the community, and some even meet at the church building.
What goes on in a House Church meeting? Acts 2:42
Breaking of Bread - The Lord’s supper
Apostle’s teaching - Gospel instruction
Fellowship - Sharing of life of Christ
Prayer - Bearing one another’s burdens
Benefits of House Churches:
1. House Churches give us a place to belong (Community) Rom. 12:4-5
Rom. 12:4-5-Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. That’s what these verses speak to us. We are a part of a great team. Believe it or not, we need each other in order to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
2. House Churches also give us a place to grow deeper (Discipleship) Psalm 1:1-3
House Churches give us an opportunity to dig deeper into God’s Word together as we discuss how the principles that are taught can be practically applied to our everyday life. It truly is life changing. There’s a verse in the Bible that says “Iron sharpens iron”. What that means is that God places us in people’s lives that will cause us to grow spiritually and we will in turn help them. Another term for this is “accountability”. We all need somebody to tell us the truth in love. House Churches provide that kind of atmosphere. We can talk about the things we’re struggling with, pray together, and know that it’s not going to leave that living room. It’s a place where you can feel safe.
3. House Churches give us a place to give ourselves away (Mission) Rom. 12:6-9
It’s only when we give ourselves away in service to others, that we truly fulfill our purpose in life. We all have gifts given to us by God. They aren’t to be used for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others. In order for these gifts to be effective, they must come from a sincere heart. You are given opportunities in House Churches to use the gifts that you’ve been given to help others in your group and outside of your group. We ask each House Church to choose an outreach project to serve the community during each semester. We believe this is one of the most effective ways to make a difference for Jesus in our community.
Current House Churches
Charles Riggs/Curtis Phillips-Trinity Chapel Hospitality Room-1st & 3rd Tues. @ 7PM
Gary & Theresa Buchanan-North Knoxville-1st & 3rd Tues. @ 7PM
Stanley & Rachel Keene-Fountain City-1st & 3rd Thurs. @ 7PM
Paul & Rhonda Queen-West Knoxville-2nd & 4th Thurs. @ 7PM
Kelly & Nickie Kinder-Farragut-Alt. Fri. @ 6PM
Toby & Melissa Wise/Norm & Melissa Jones-West Knoxville-Alt. Sat. @ 6PM
Andy & Esther Heneise-East Knoxville-2nd & 4th Sun. @ 4PM
Tyler & Amy Lynde-East Knoxville-1st & 3rd Sun. @ 4:30PM
Mark & Melissa Medley-Powell-Alt. Sun. @ 4PM
Tom & Nancy Reinecke (Internationals)-East Knoxville-Alt. Sun. @ 6:30PM
Gary M. Hagerman/Paul Hargreaves-North Knoxville-Alt. Fri. @ 7PM
Brian Durfee (Singles)-East Knoxville-1st & 3rd Mon. @ 7PM
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