Very recently a number of celebrity authors have come out with books on church restoration mainly advocating “house church.”
Because of their mass marketing machines, these books have sold very well.
Due to their lack of experience, however, these authors fail to tell readers about the ugly side of meeting in close quarters community.
While Christian community has its wonderful side, there is also the difficult dark side.
When people get to know each other really well and spend a lot of time together, lots of exposure happens. Lots of conflicts. Lots of misunderstandings. Lots of pain and hurt.
The NT itself shows us the many problems that arise when Christians meet together closely and regularly outside of institutional structures. The letters written by Paul to churches are examples.
The seasoned authors that this website recommends who have decades of experience have addressed these problems and their solutions in their books and audios.
There are solutions to them, but they are largely unknown and not practiced today. This is why many house churches don’t last more than a few years.
Unfortunately, those who have written these recent popular “house church” books haven’t warned or instructed their readers about these issues.