NEO House Church Network is characterized by these attributes:

  • We value the small group over the large meeting. The focus is on food, fellowship, prayer, and Bible instruction.
  • The large meeting enables us to see our various house church members all together.  The focus is on celebration, prayer, and vision casting.
  • We focus on equipping and releasing the laity to minister and initiate.  Leaders equip.
  • Pastors and leaders facilitate, but do not dominate, the content of our house church meetings.
  • Teaching often is exegetical and participatory. Everyone contributes and fuels the study with questions.
  • Mission is our passion. Making disciples, engaging the lost, and serving the weak, as well as traveling to the nations of the earth.
  • We hunger after deepening prayer lives. We desire to walk in God’s manifest presence that prayer invites.
  • The Biblical supernatural is a daily expectation.
  • We revel in the scriptures…engaging the Bible both for God’s self-revelation to us and for how we are to obey.
  • Community and relationship building, not spectating in a service. It is hard work that yields lasting fruit.
  • Worship is engaging God in prayer, gratitude, and celebration. Music is secondary and the “big show” is definitely out. 
  • Discipleship is relational and rarely in a classroom. It is authoritative but not authoritarian.
  • Gender neither qualifies or disqualifies for effective Kingdom impact…only faithfulness does.
  • Leadership is based on effective, Spirit-empowered character and action, not mere position.  Leaders must never be “a turtle on a fence post” where everyone wonders how he got there.
  • We extend liberty to one another and refuse to “bind one another’s conscience” to non-essential issues and practices.