By

Jeremy Penn
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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“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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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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  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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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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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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          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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            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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        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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          Since announcing the launch of The Crowded House Network in December and then officially launching in January, we have received all kinds of encouragement and support. We have also received numerous questions about what this network is, what we do, and what we believe. We wanted to create a quick...
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