It has been about ten days since we updated the website adding the new social network component. The network seems to be shaping up very well. I appreciate all of you that have joined and taken the initiative to begin networking and dialoging together. There are some great discussions going on – this is great! But it doesn’t stop there.
There are many ways that we can visit and socialize online; with the popularity of Facebook and several great specific sites such as Simplechurch.com, Lk10.com, MissionsPlex, MissionalTribe, Missional Outreach Network, Shapevine where we can spend many hours networking together. But if you are like me – you just don’t have that much time. So what makes House2Harvest Network unique? Why do we need another social network? To be honest, we don’t need another social network. What we do need is a tool or a service for two very specific groups of people that are converging together to accomplish specific things in God’s Kingdom beyond just a social network. That is why we have started House2Harvest Network, and recently added the social networking component. These two groups that House2Harvest serves are:
- Those involved in simple/house churches and networks.
- Those involved or want to be involved to missions.
This will mean that as simple/house church folks begin to venture into missions, they will have some unique opportunities, solutions, problems, ideas, perspectives, discoveries, prayer needs and reports. That is where House2Harvest Network comes in. So keep up the good work! Let’s see what the Lord will do as we continue to network together.
One of the unique qualities of this network is that you can share with the network the many in which we can network or partner together in actual mission – not just theory or talking about it. What are some of those practical areas?
• Inviting those on the network to join together in short-term trips, projects, reaching specific unreached people groups and the list goes on.
- Holding specific trainings centered on missions and cross-cultural ministry and inviting those in the network to participate.
- Announce projects where we can partner together with human and financial resources.
This is an exciting development. As the days go by you will see new groups started around some of these specific practical areas. If you want to start one – by all means start one, that’s what the network is for. While you are at the site, explore the web site side as well as the networking site side to see all the features and articles that are there for your use. Also, be sure to invite your colleagues that have an interest in house/simple church and missions. Spread the word and ask them to come and join.
How do you like our new banner? Thanks to Wendy for putting this together for us – it looks MUCH better than my lame attempt!
The network has been growing, and we thank the Lord for that. Unfortunately it became very labor intensive. So to facilitate more activity on the network we have made some changes. We came up with a solution, but it will cause you to have to work a little bit – hope you don’t mind.
We need those who want to be part of the network to join through the new networking application that is now integrated into the web site. So all you need to do is
1. Go to the website at http://www.house2harvest.org/
2. Click on “Enter the Network” tab and follow the instructions, or if you need more information, click on the “Need Help? Start Here” Button.
3. This will take you to a button to join, fill out the Profile Information and that’s it!
4. This should not take you but 5-10 minutes.
If you have any questions or if you see any problems on the site, let me know. I am sure I may have missed some things. I cannot add you, so you need to do this yourself.
Take some time to explore the site and you can see the potential of the new networking application will have on our ability to serve the nations!
Thank you for your patience,
We have just finished the long process of develping the website for House2Harvest Network. This website is full of resources and is the main tool to network those who do missions with simple/house church networks.
Go to House2House Network and take some time researching and networking – be sure to join to get the full benefit.
As you can see we are now past the National House Church Conference. In a few days I will be moving some files around and setting things up to allow for discussion around issues and areas of interest.
I hope to have this done in a few days, so be sure to come back then!
I leave early in the morning for Dallas to attend the 2008 National House Church conference. It is fully booked! I hope you make it in! Be sure to come up and introduce yourself to me – I’d love to chat with you.
Greetings, since there were few who registered, we will get a smaller room – and need no registration or fee for the Round table meeting.
OK folks, many of you have expressed the desire to be a part of the missions round table on Sunday (31st). So far very few have registered. This may hinder us from getting a room.
Do me a favor and register now for the round table session if you have not done so. Also contact those you know who plan on being there and reminding them to register.
Go to this website to register – http://www.house2house.com/roundtable.html
The Conference is FULL! Hopefully you have already registered for the conference as well.
See you in a few days!
This is just a reminder that the articles here are for you to not only read, but post your thoughts, testimonies and ideas. (See list of posts on the right) Don’t worry about being redundant or brief. This will help us get an idea of what everyone is thinking in regards to House2Harvest Network and its formation.
So read through the previous posts and jump in and share with us your ideas, plans, experiences, concerns etc. We only have one month till the conference (2008 National House Church Conference, August 28-31), so let’s get some more treasures from your experiences and ideas.
In order to secure a room at the hotel all who want to attend to roundtable need to pre-register that they will attend by going to: http://www.house2house.com/roundtable.html. There is a registration cost of $50.00 to cover your meal that evening and the cost of the room.
The roundtable will begin Sunday, August 31 at 3:00pm
We will have a plated dinner at 7:00pm with further discussion following.
If need be, some of us may meet informally on Monday morning.
be sure to spread the word so that we can get everyone wanting to attend the post-conference round table registered.
Just a reminder for everyone of interest. We are planning to hold a roundtable following the last session of the HC Conference on Sunday. The purpose of this meeting will be to:
- collaborate what we have discovered during the weekend
- Get on the same page
- develop active networks and partnerships to engage house churches in doing strategic missions.
Be sure to plan to stay an extra night on Sunday since we are not sure how long this session will last.
God Bless! Don Davis