By the way, if you have a house church kid - or if you are a house church kid - we'd love to hear from you. Just click on the mailbox below to send us a note. Tell us whatever you want to about your house church. What do you like best? What do you like least? Do you have a favorite song? What did you do last week? Be sure to include your name and age, and feel free to write as often as you like. Then, look for your message to appear here soon!
Caleb Kirk age 5
Hoping for a sister next month so I can
be the big brother.
Thanks for listening,
Amanda Kirk soon to be 15
Believe in the Lord our Savior
Do me a favor - have
Faith in the Lord and
You won't get bored.
He provides a warm house with no mouse
I can fly a kite with no trees
In my heart I can believe.
Kirsten Jo Benit age 8 1/2
My name is Ty
Age: 14(may 30th)
Being the church instead of just going to one has made my family bigger too. I have big people who are my friends now and they really care about me. I can crawl in John, Joy or Dave's lap anytime and get hugs and tickles. We go to zoos and movies and stuff too.
Dancing and singing and eating are big fun too!
Becca Kirk, age almost 9
"I like home church more than going to other churches because it isn't as boring and we can talk about God in a way we understand; in ways that will help our everyday life.
"One home church activity I enjoyed was when everyone wrote their most important questions about God and Christianity on a bit of paper. We put them all together in a container. Whenever we had some spare time we would take one out and read the questions. Everyone would put forward their ideas on an answer and we would talk until no-one had anything else to say.
"One of the questions I remember went something like this: 'In the Bible women don't have as much power as men and don't do many important things. What does that mean for Christian women now?'
"I liked what Charles said about this. He said that Jesus is in everyone of us so you shouldn't think that what a man says or does is always going to be better or more important than what a women says or does. When you see a man or a women you can always see Jesus in them. Women didn't do many important things in the Bible because their culture made it hard for them. But this doesn't mean that they weren't able to do these things.... This made a lot of sense to me.
"Another day we talked about what heaven was like. Some of the kids were worried that it might not be nice; it might be boring. Charles who is about 50 said that he would probably be going to heaven before us and he would personally make sure everything was nice for all the children in our home church.
"That cheered me up because a Charles-kind-of-heaven sounds like a lot of fun.
"We also have a teenage youth group that kids from any of the Canberra Home Churches can go to and bring their friends. It is fun because we get to decide what we want to do and we can make friends that are different from our school friends."
Alice Crisp, (aged 14)
Campbell Miller, age 8
Hi. Once I did a teaching about David and Goliath. I read the story from the Bible. I know that Goliath is over nine feet tall.
Barth Miller, age 6