HOUSE CHURCHES IN KENYA

The following email was received from Charles Otieno. Charles lives in Migori Kenya. Charles is one of three House Church leaders that I have connected to in Kenya through this website http://www.livingeternal.net. I am pleased to say that I have played a part in connecting them and supporting their ministries.

My next project for the Kenya House Churches is to equip each, Charles, Alfred, and Samuel to participate in Zoom Meetings with me and other parachurch organisations that can help them grow in the Lord and understand the times (last days) and the church model as described in the Book of Acts. Charles demonstrates in his email that he does. In addition, they can start using the PowerPoint Sermons I provide on my other website http://www.powerpointsermons.net. Sermons to prepare the church for end times and Jesus’ second coming. I would appreciate help with this project and you can help by using the donations link on the Home Page.

Shalom pastor Ron and brothers and sisters in Christ.

Last week was a week of atonement (Yom Kippur).

I’m in agreement with you. We are called to go and make disciples, and this is the heart of our great commission given to us by our saviour Jesus Christ.

The church’s marching order is to go and make disciples of all nations, NOT going to build up denominations/instutional church models.

Our command by Jesus, is all about disciples making disciples, resulting in winning souls, and bringing a great harvest for Christ Jesus into His kingdom.

We are to go and build up the ecclesia which Jesus also established, these ecclesia are independent house assemblies, acting as real families.

The ecclesia (House assemblies) are the most effective way of reaching and ministering to the people, and each and every one of us should be taught to understand.

We are in the last part of making preparation for the church group pastors and church leaders meeting, which will kick off tomorrow, October 1st

We are expecting all our 8 church group pastors, 8 church elders, and 8 church secretaries from all our eight church groups in attendance. So it is going to be a large meeting.

Blessings, Charles

MEGACHURCH MODEL IN DISARRAY

After the suicides of two young pastors of Megachurches, one in 2018 and one this year, Rev. Howard-John Wesley, senior pastor of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, surprised his congregation earlier this month with an announcement that he is stepping away from his ministry for a season because he feels far from God, tired in his soul and needed to recuperate mentally and physically.

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“From January 1 (2020) to April 1. I am walking away from every responsibility I have as pastor,” Wesley announced in his sermon on Dec. 1.

“You can’t pour out of an empty cup. It is very dangerous for your pastor to be on empty,” he told congregants.  “I need to take care of me.

In a sermon entitled “Selah” on the value of rest, Wesley noted how common pastoral sabbaticals are in white churches while pointing out how rare it was in black churches. He argued that many black pastors don’t take sabbaticals because they are afraid attendance might dip and affect the bottom line or the church may just function just fine without them.

The journey of Francis Chan from a Megachurch in California to starting a successful House church movement and more recently to a ministry in Hong Kong demonstrates God is taking His church back. The end times church will be like the church described in the Book of Acts. Take a look at my recent post Thailand – Free in Jesus Christ to see the Book of Acts church in action.