A Spiritual Family on Mission Together

The Crowded House Network

The Crowded House Network is a network of churches
that gather in homes, coffee shops, bars, and bookstores across Central Florida.

As these communities of Jesus followers enter into the context and cultures of our cities and neighborhoods, reflecting the missionary nature of the triune God, these communities will serve as missional outposts witnessing to the Lordship of Jesus. By gathering together, sharing a meal, proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus, and engaging our communities in acts of justice and mercy we believe we are forming dynamic communities that reflect the nature of God in and to the world.

The Structure

Family Dinner

Weekly gatherings in homes, offices, parks, etc. of 5-50 people who participate in the early practices of the church as described in Acts 2

Family Reunions

Monthly gatherings where the network joins together to celebrate through song, storytelling, proclaiming the word, and having fun.

Family Mission

Monthly missional activity in the world for the network in-part or in-whole. The network would invest in 1-5 mission agencies/projects consistently.

Family Vacation

Biannual retreats in which the churches gather to learn from one another and be present in each other’s lives.

Family Extending

The network would invest in a number of mission outposts in the world where we are the guest. For example, members of the network could inhabit a local bookstore for one hour a week in order to engage the employees and customers with the Gospel. Overtime, those who respond would be invited to join the network.

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The Blog

Borderland Experiences: Counter Testimony in the Story of God and His People

BORDERLAND EXPERIENCES “I lost my job.” “A family member passed away” “My doctor told me I have cancer.” This has been the life of The Crowded House since we launched. Amidst our celebrations there has been pain and sadness. Amidst our thriving there have been borderland experiences. While some are telling stories of joy, others...
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One Year Reflection

“I hate the man who did this!” Those words still haunt me. My daughter spoke them early in the morning as we watched the chaos of the Pulse shooting unfold on the local news station. I am haunted by her words because I knew that we would have to move her past hate. As followers...
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Community the Way it Should Be: Will You Partner With Us?

In January of this year we launched The Crowded House Network with great excitment. Our vision was to establish a number of faith communities in various homes throughout central Florida. As these communities gathered and were shaped around our core prinicples, it was the hope of the leadership team that the communities would begin to enter...
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Choosing to Love Where You Are

  Last Monday I was sitting at a Starbucks waiting for a friend to arrive to talk about church planting initiatives. To pass the time, I started to scroll through Instagram to see all the adventures my friends were having. It wasn’t even thirty seconds into liking photos I began to feel a bit restless....
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Mundane and Menial

I was talking with a friend this morning about the pressure and temptation to share big stories that will impress the masses. I often fight the desire to chase the big story. I assume the people I communicate and share stories with want to hear about miracles and crazy coincidences baptized in providential language. More often...
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April Update

Introducing Storytellers  Each month we meet at a local coffee shop to hear stories of the Kingdom from members and friends of our network. We call this monthly gathering Storytellers. This month our good friend Uday shared his story of finding hope in the God who is creative. At the end of his presentation Uday...
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Core Commitments: Proclamation of the Word

          The Crowded House Network has seven core commitments: 1) Proclamation of the Word 2) Reconciliation between each other and the world 3) Extending the Lord’s Table into all spaces 4) Being present with the least of these 5) Caring for children 6) Recognizing and empowering the gifts of all people...
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March Update

            Here is the March update for The Crowded House Network! House Church UpdatesThe Crowded House Network had a busy February. The biggest news is that a new house church was launched in February! This church consists of young families and it was a great joy to share a meal...
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Are They Here?

        After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into...
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