The 20:20 Vision with Bishop Sean Teal
House of Prayer Everywhere International
“I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house” (Acts 20:20).
This is our “tipping point”! In the earliest days of launching The House of Prayer Everywhere Church (Oakland, CA) I introduced this term to our leaders. We even read Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell together as a group. The idea of a tipping point is the phenomenon of critical mass. It is when some fact, reality or perception changes in such a profound way that nothing will ever again be the same. It is the point of no return.
The decades of decline in church attention and worship attendance has been brought to a tipping point by the pandemic. The social detachments and distances it has created has pushed people further away from traditional or conventional church life. The social media culture has become the platform and portal of choice. This generation of church goers would rather stay in than to show up. We have become home-bound and home-based with home businesses. This is our time to engage the New Testament model for expanding and empowering house churches.
We will begin to study the New Testament examples and principles that formed and founded house churches in the Book of Acts and throughout the Pauline Epistles. I urge every believer and member of a local church to join The House at Precepts Bible Study Wednesdays @ 6:33pm FB Live. Bishop Sean Teal will teach and train all attendees for the launching of the 20:20 Vision.
Five Easy Reasons For House Churches
- Helps foster personal and spiritual relationships (Acts 2:46).
- Offers opportunities for prayer and pastoral care (Acts 12:12).
- Unifies members with the vision of The Church (Acts 5:42).
- Serves as a FRANgelism opportunity (Acts 16:31-34).
- Encourages the ministry of spiritual gifts (Acts 21:8-10).
Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Acts 2:42 – And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 2:46 – And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Acts 5:42 – And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Romans 16:5 – Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
1 Corinthians 16:19 – The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Colossians 4:15 – Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
Philemon 1:2 – And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house: