House Church Seminar for Pastors

House Church Seminar

If you are a Pastor, you are invited to attend the House Church Seminar for Pastors to:

  • Learn the DOs and DON’Ts of implementing House Churches in your local church
  • Learn how to convey the vision of House Church and provide leadership so that your lay leaders can minister to others
  • Learn how to communicate the gospel simply and clearly to both believers and unbelievers
    Experience our House Church ministry first hand
  • Hear from Pastors, Shepherds, Shepherdsʼ wives, and congregation members about how House Church has transformed their lives

House Church Seminar Objectives:

  • We help churches and pastors who share the common dream to establish their house church ministry well.
  • We provide coaching to pastors so that they can build God’s church through their lay leaders.
  • We help churches regardless of their denominations or differences.
  • We actively support churches in strategic locations for planting of house church or converting to house church.
  • We assist churches that have already adopted house church by providing them with analysis, evaluation, and consultation.

Seminar Dates: February 6, 2018 – February 11, 2018

Cost

The cost of the seminar, including food and lodging, is $200 per individual and $300 for couples. We recommend that couples attend the seminar together. However, we will return your registration fee to you upon completion of the Seminar. We are committed to House Church ministries.

Registration

If you would like to register for the seminar, please submit an online registration form, and send us the registration deposit. Space is limited and registration will close when full or by Jan 8, 2018.

Registration period: December 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018

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How to send in the deposit

From USA: Please send the check (pay to the order of New Life Fellowship) in the amount of $200 per person or $300 per couple. From other locations: Please send in the International Money Order in the amount of $200 per person or $300 per couple. Registrations for which the deposit is not received within 5 days will be automatically cancelled. We will email you a confirmation notice after we have received your deposit.

We will email you a final confirmation email after we receive your deposit. Please do not purchase an airline ticket until you receive this confirmation notice.

Payments should be sent to

  • New Life Fellowship Attn: HC Seminar
  • 7777 Fairbanks N. Houston
  • Houston, TX 77040 USA

Questions

  • For more information about House Church Seminar, please contact Tina Park at seminar@nlfhouston.org.

Important Notes about the Seminar

  • Only members of churches where the senior pastor has attended a House Church Seminar in the past are allowed to attend. If the Senior Pastor does not know anything about House Church ministry but the members become excited about it, this can create major problems for the church.
  • Sunday worship is an important part of the seminar. You need to experience Spirit-filled Sunday worship in order to succeed in the house church implementation. Therefore, please register only if you can attend Sunday worship. Please make your departure flight after 3PM Sunday.
  • Please refrain from accepting any speaking engagements or visiting relatives until the completion of the seminar in order for you to be able to focus on the seminar.
  • Lodging will be provided by your hosting house church to which you will be assigned. Since each house church shepherd will be assigned two seminar attendees, there is a possibility that one may need to sleep on the floor. Your host will contact you to discuss details.
  • Your hosting house church will pick you up and drop you off at the airport. Since you will be contacted by your hosting house church shepherd, please share all your information in regards to your trip itinerary with him or her.
  • During the seminar, house church lecture material as wells as The Living Life Bible Study material will be covered. The Living Life Bible Study is an important part of house church ministry because it not only helps the older Christians but also shares the gospel and clearly explains Christianity to pre-Christians.
  • Please read “House Church” by Young G. Chai with Daniel Chai. You can order one from New Life Fellowship by contact the church administrative assistant at 713-896-7775.

The following are some of the things that will take place during the seminar:

  1. Tuesday evening welcome reception dinner: You and your hosting shepherd will be seated together to enjoy the dinner and also to listen to testimonies from a house church shepherd and a house church member. You will then have an opportunity to introduce yourself in two minutes and express what you would like to gain from the seminar.
  2. Wednesday house church meeting: You will meet with your house church members and have an opportunity to share your salvation testimony, ministry calling, or your story of experiencing God in a powerful way that could be an encouragement to the members.
    Friday house church meeting: You will experience a house church meeting as a regular house church member.
  3. Group meeting: There will be two 3-5 member group meetings to practice life sharing. During the first meeting, you will share which elementary school you attended and the most memorable experience from your past. During the second meeting, you will share your happiest moment and your saddest moment in life.
  4. On Saturday morning, there will be a Q & A session between the attendees and the New Life house church shepherds. You will submit your questions during the seminar and they will be used during the Q & A. After this, you will take about a minute to share your own plans for implementing house church ministry.
  5. Small group house church discussion: On Saturday afternoon, there will be small group meetings led by New Life’s Village Leaders. You should have signed up for the small group you would like to attend during the online registration.
    If you have any questions, please contact us.

House Church Seminar for Pastors – Sample Schedule

Tuesday

  • 6:00-7:00PM Registration
  • 7:00-9:00 Banquet

Wednesday

  • 8:00-8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:00 Testimony
  • 9:00-12:00 House church seminar (Break 10:00-10:30)
  • 12:00-1:30PM Lunch
  • 1:30-2:00 Testimony
  • 2:00-5:00 Living Life Bible Study (Break 3:00-3:30)
  • 5:00-5:30 Break
  • 5:30-6:30 Sharing
  • 6:30-9:00 Getting to know the house church members

Thursday

  • 8:00-8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:00 Testimony
  • 9:00-12:00 House church seminar (Break 10:00-10:30)
  • 12:00-1:30PM Lunch
  • 1:30-2:00 Testimony
  • 2:00-5:30 Living Life Bible Study (Break 3:30-4:00)
  • 5:30-6:00 Break
  • 6:00-7:30 Dinner
  • 7:30-8:00 Testimony
  • 8:00-10:00 House church seminar

Friday

  • 8:00-8:30AM Breakfast
  • 8:30-12:00 House church seminar (Break 10:00-10:30)
  • 12:00-1:30PM Lunch
  • 1:30-5:00 Living Life Bible Study (Break 3:00-3:30)
  • 5:00-5:30 Break
  • 5:30-6:30 Sharing
  • 6:30-10:00 Participating in the house church

Saturday

  • 8:00-9:00AM Breakfast
  • 9:00-12:00 Q & A with shepherds and wives
  • 12:00-12:45PM Break
  • 12:45-2:30 Lunch
  • 2:30-4:30 Sharing the vision and commitment
  • 4:30-5:30 Q & A with New Life Staff

Sunday

  • 9AM/11AM Worship