In the summer of 2007, my MIL and FIL moved to San Antonio to plant a home church. The home church emulates the early Christian churches described in the book of Acts. Its a very intimate setting, more like family than most churches. We sing together, pray together, study scriptures together and take communion. That's only on Sunday! The rest of the week we try to at least touch base with one another if not spend time together.
Two Sundays ago there were 40 people packed in Patti and Bob's living room. This was the same Sunday that we announced we would start having Sunday services in our living room. God's timing is amazing. If you aren't familiar, the idea of the home church is that if it grows too big that someone's living room cannot accommodate it, other home churches sprout from it - not to grow so big that they need a building like traditional church plants.
After a lot of prayer about this decision we finally struck out on our own today. Well, not really on our own - because we have a lot of support from the Crossing (Bob and Patti's church plant). This is a really exciting time!
Here are some pictures from our first Sunday. I took all of these after we wrapped up our service and brought the kids down to "fellowship" with us (I feel like such a goofball using that word).