House Church Kit  |  may 31, 2020

Acts 5:42

“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.”


We’ve always shared the opportunities and benefits of gathering as a body on Sundays in one space as; for this season we have the opportunity to dig into gathering from “house to house.” May this guide serve to help make the experience rich for you and those who gather in your household. 

HOUSE CHURCH GATHERING
SAMPLE SCHEDULE

8:15   Breakfast

8:45  Clean-up


9:00 Read Scripture Together: Take turns reading, Philippians 2: 10-11, Ezekiel 19:1, Amos 5:1, and Isaiah 40: 9-10


9:10  Prayer: Have someone lead an opening prayer together.

9:15  Log onto chapelrock.org/watch to share in the online experience.

[Post-Service] Go through discussion questions with your family/group

(questions located on this page)

Basics

[Pre-Gathering]

  1. Read Philippians 2: 10-11, Ezekiel 19:1, Amos 5:1, and Isaiah 40: 9-10 individually, and as a family in preparation for your gathering.
     

  2. Gather communion supplies to share in the Lord’s Supper. Prepare a cup of grape juice (if you have it) for each person gathered, and have some bread ready (crackers, or pieces).

  3. Make a plan with those who will gather with you. Two identical times of worship & teaching will be broadcast at 9:15 am and 11 am on Sunday morning. 

ONLINE BULLETIN

Stay up-to-date on information happening at Chapel Rock and in our community.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

(As a Family/House Church Gathering) 

  • Has there ever been a time that you felt like you weren’t being heard? How did that make you feel?

  • What worship practice helps you feel best connected to God? (singing, prayer, reading Scripture, serving, giving, Communion, etc.)

  • Do you think we really understand lament in 21st century America? Why or why not?

  • As things open back up, what are some ways you can be / do / tell good news

additional resources

Online Pastor:

Starting a few minutes before each live stream throughout the duration of the stream, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with a pastor online using the chat feature found at chapelrock.org/watch.


Online Prayer:

In addition to an online pastor of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to submit prayer requests, which go to our online pastor in real time, for prayer. If you'd like to submit a prayer request anonymously, visit chapelrock.org/prayer.


Help Desk:

Having trouble connecting to the live stream? Click on ‘Help Desk’ to chat with someone from Chapel Rock who’s available to help troubleshoot connection challenges you may be having. 


Live Stream Basics:

Our live stream is hosted by a commercial streaming service. While the volume of folks trying to connect is more than we’re typically used to, the service is equipped to handle a lot of traffic. Here are some things to try if you’re having issues connecting:

  1. Make sure you’re only trying to stream from one device at a time on your home network. Multiple simultaneous streams could consume all of the bandwidth available at your home. (i.e. trying to stream on the an HD TV, while also on a Chromebook, while also having a tablet connected to the wifi, etc…)  

  2. If you’re having trouble with your home wifi/wired connection, try using a cell phone that’s not connected to your wifi, but streaming on a cellular network (3G,4G, 5G). If you can connect to the stream via cellular network, but not on your home network, you may need to troubleshoot a bandwidth problem at your home (connection speed, etc…) 

  3. If all else fails, the sermon will be archived and posted by 1:30pm.

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ONLINE HELP DESK

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