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Joe Kamphuis

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Husband, father of three, pet owner, and pastor. Currently pastor of the Chelwood Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Organic Church

What would a "church" look like, if it did not own a building? If the church is people, then why do we assume that a church should own its own building?

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  • Thank you Keith.   I appreciate your perspective, and am grateful for your shared experience.   We will keep it in mind.   Blessings!

  • My question relates to when an organized congregation should consider moving from "organized" to "emerging" status, and whether there are advantages to be an "emerging" church as opposed to an "...

  • Thank you for sharing.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I see that you miss your daughter very much, and I pray God will comfort you and guard your heart in Christ Jesus with His daily, hourly,...

  • Thank you Kevin.   I really appreciate your take on this subject, and look forward to reading subsequent editions.

    I am also moved by Alan Hirsch's comment, "It is not that the church has a...

  • Thank you Ken.  You definitely offer a lot of "food" for thought.  My assumption would be not to meet in people's homes, but in a facility owned by someone in the community with whom we can build...

    posted on: Organic Church
  • "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ,                                                and He will reign forever and ever."  (Revelation 11:15)

    This...

  • Thank you for your comments, Larry and for sharing the anecdotal story.   

    However, my question goes a little deeper than simply the logistics of hosting a weekly worship gathering.  I...

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  • Thanks for the corrective, Josh.  If people are using the older brother in the way that you describe, I wholeheartedly agree they should stop.  However, recent developments of which I am aware,...

  • Thanks Allen.   You took the words right out of my mouth.  So confirming to know you remain a good friend and kindred soul on this kingdom journey.  May God bless you and keep you and use you to...

  • Hi Allen.  Thank you for the reminder.  This offers good encouragement and validation for what we are trying to do at Chelwood.  I used to feel the same way about "saving souls" until I read John...

    posted on: Living the Kingdom