We are not a rebellious group of people that meet in houses because we don't want accountability or authority over us. In fact, it's just the opposite. We are an elder lead church according to I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. We are people that want more accountability, more community, and a deeper love for one another. That's why we say we want to build the Church around the table instead of the stage. We did not come up with a new idea of having church in our homes. House churches are seen all through the New Testament.
“When he [Peter] realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who is called Mark, where there were many people gathered in prayer” (Acts 12:12).
“When they [Paul and Silas] had come out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house where they saw and encouraged the brothers, and then they left” (Acts 16:40).
“Greet Prisca and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus…greet also the church at their house” (Romans 16:3,5).
“Give greetings to the brothers in Laodicea and to Nympha and to the church in her house” (Colossians 4:15).
“Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our beloved and our co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church at your house” (Philemon verses 1-2).
We are also a group of people that believe in the priesthood of the believer. In 1 Peter 2:9, Peter says that we are "a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a Holy nation, a people for his own possession, that [we] may proclaim the excellencies of him who called [us] out of darkness into his marvelous light." That means that Holy Spirit works in and through all of us! Our goal is to push each other toward elevating our priesthood. That's the plan for how the world is going to see Jesus, his excellencies, and how he can rescue ANYONE from darkness and bring them into the marvelous light!