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The Starfish Files - House Church Magazine | Summer 2011

Starfish Files - Summer 2011

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Starfish line the shores of the world's beaches. Chop off an arm, and a new one grows to take its place. Tear a starfish in half, and you'll soon have two starfish on your hands. A torn-off limb can even become a brand new starfish. And what's more, they populate by releasing hundreds of thousands, and sometimes millions, of eggs in just a few hours. Just like the house church movement through the ages. An estimated 300,000 new house hurches have started between 1998 and 2006. And this doesn't include China's 80 to 100 million house church believers or Latin America's 1 million Basic Christian Communities in 2007. It's also taking root in Canada. Enter the Starfish Files. The magazine's goal is to inspire, inform, and interconnect the house churches across Canada and beyond.

tHe stARfisH files - sUMmer 2011
Table of Contents:

A Changing Church for a Changing Culture
By Michael Krause

Starfish Stats

Cross Canada Check-UP

The Story Of Gateway Harvest Fellowship: A Network Of House Churches
By Jerry Steingard

Revival Moment Crossword

You Saved The Best ‘Til Last
By Lloyd D. Fretz

Revolution Komix
By Rad Zdero

The House CHURCH ‘Down Under'
By Rebekah Prince

CHURCH Planting Movements In Myanmar

Kickin' It Old School
With Pachomius: Founder Of Early Monasticism

Mission Statements for House Churches
By Rad Zdero

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tHe stARfisH files - Other Issues: 
Summer 2012 Edition
Winter 2012 Edition

Fall 2011 Edition

Summer 2011 Edition
Winter 2011 Edition


Editor of The Starfish Files:

Rad Zdero earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada). He has been involved in the house church and small group movement since 1985. He is currently part of HouseChurch.Ca, which is a church planting team dedicated to encouraging the emergence of the worldwide house church phenomenon. He is the author of The Global House Church Movement (2004) and Entopia: Revolution of the Ants (2007), an allegorical tale of grassroots insurrection inside the ordered and hierarchical world of an anthill. He is also the editor of Nexus: The World House Church Movement Reader (2007) and The Starfish Files House Church Magazine. Rad writes regularly and posts to Scribd, follow his latest work there.

See also the article:
Hitchhikers Guide to the New Testament by Rad Zdero
The Secret Source of Unlimited Leaders by Neil Cole

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