Abounding Grace Ministries seeks to exalt or glorify God by discipling those who are committed to edifying one another, equipping faithful believers, and evangelizing unbelievers. We are dedicated to sharing the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ, educating people locally and globally in the Christian faith, conducting Christian worship, caring for and meeting the needs of people within and outside the church, and extending the message and mission of the church across the world as an outreach ministry to further the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Abounding Grace Ministries is open to any of the following ministries as the Lord directs and provides a way.
w Provide training in the Christian faith, including but not limited to the operation of churches.
w Use all media, including, but not limited to print, internet, television, and radio.
w Make donations for the public welfare or for religious, charitable or educational purposes.
w Sponsor and operate programs which provide social services to the community.
Spreading the Gospel one house at a time
Millions of Christians in the last several years are totally rethinking what "church" is and are looking for a deeper relationship with Christ.
The house church movement is an attempt to return to the small gatherings of people that constituted all of the churches of the New Testament era. For 2,000 years followers of Jesus have met in homes all over the world, where ever the Gospel has been preached. In the New Testament, this is how Christians fellowshipped: Acts 2:1-2, 2:46, 5:42, 12:12, 20:20, Romans 16:5, Col 4:15 1 Corinthians 16:19, Philemon 2.
Presently, the number of adult Christians meeting outside the institutional church in the USA is about eleven million. Surveys of Protestant congregations in America reveal that on average 80% of church revenues goes toward buildings, staff and internal programs; 20% goes to outreach. In house church networks, those percentages are easily reversed. Being freed from the burden of constructing church buildings and their resulting expenses would also allow greater sums of money from tithes and offerings to go toward the support of church workers and the needy.
The house church provides a unique opportunity for people to be with friends, relatives and neighbors where everyone can interact during fellowship, food, singing, and worship. It's also a great way to minister to the unsaved who aren't willing to go to a traditional church.
House church meetings vary depending on local needs. One week the house church may help someone trim their shrubs and have a time of prayer afterward, and the next week they may come together for a whole smorgasbord of worship, prayer, teaching, and fellowship.
Our goal in the house church is deepen fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism, and worship in each small group.
Arrange a House Church Meeting in Your Home
If you live in or around St. Petersburg, Florida and would like to have a house church meeting in your home contact our administrator Dan Therrien to make arrangements. He can be reached at 727-577-7807 or email@example.com.