Worshiping at Home
Home worship practices have been part of the Christian faith since the beginnings of the church. For example, we read of households being central to the spread of the Gospel in the book of Acts. "And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that Christ is Jesus" (Acts 5:42). In his personal greetings in the letter to the Romans, Paul greets Prisca and Aquila, "who risked their necks for my life" and also sent greetings to "the church in their house" (Romans 16: 3-4). Especially in past and current times of difficulty and persecution, the Body of Christ has gathered in houses to read Scripture, pray, sing songs, and grow in holiness together.
This may be a place of blessing and newness during this otherwise difficult time. We will all be at home more than usual - why not take this time to develop those practices of worshiping at home during the week? I'll be building this page as a resource for worshiping together at home. We would do well to keep in mind this reminder from Timothy Tennent at Asbury - "You actually can't cancel Church. You can close a building, but we are the Church. We do not cease to be the Church!"