Author Archives: Household of Faith Fellowship of Churches

About Household of Faith Fellowship of Churches

HOFFC is at the heart of an exciting movement that the Holy Spirit is bringing to the contemporary church as God raises up a host of like-minded family-integrated churches across the land. These churches work from the biblical mandate of helping equip parents to disciple their children. Rather than dividing families at the door, the family engages in the church experience together, as a unit. Pastors / Elders walk alongside parents who have discovered God’s call upon them to make the home the primary place of discipleship for the entire family. Jesus Christ remains central to our churches. We preach expository messages, maintaining a continuous emphasis upon living out the gospel before our children, the church and the world. Discipleship is not reserved for the church staff, or conducted always through many staff-led programs; rather, there is a complementarian partnership between church and home, both recognizing the home as the primary conduit of the gospel from one generation the next. HOFFC is an association - a family - of like-minded, evangelical, autonomous family-integrated churches. Since the 90s, HOFFC has grown from one small congregation in Portland, OR, into hundreds of families in various states across the country. Churches and families alike have experienced much joy and fruitfulness in this great adventure of uniting church and home in working toward this gospel-centered vision.

People are Nice – Are Believers Nicer?

by Eric Burd People are nice… I am sitting in Terminal 3 of The Leonard di Vinci Airport in Rome. I wish I were smarter, but in spite of being an experienced flyer I was utterly confused by the matriculation … Continue reading

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Gay or Straight, the Foundation Stands!

by Eric Burd …if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps 11:3) Two weeks ago the US Supreme Court re-visited its anti-constitutional role of legislating morality. By a slim majority they invented a requirement that all 50 … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of the Gospel Legacy Model

by Eric Burd Col 2:8-9 – Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. While becoming acquainted with the Gospel Legacy / … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Guest

by Dan Nichols The date was February 12, 2014. It was early evening, and Sumter, South Carolina, was in the middle of a pretty severe ice storm. The power outage was slowly extending across our county, that dreadful uncertainty of … Continue reading

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By Grace – Inadequately Adequate

by Eric Burd It was the best fish Peter had ever eaten, and for a fisherman on the majestic Sea of Galilee that was saying something! Yes, this promised to be a beautiful day as Jesus prepared a luscious meal … Continue reading

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Wisdom for Living

by Eric Burd Like many of you, I really enjoy military humor. Some examples: “If the enemy is in range, so are you.” – Infantry Journal ———— ——— ——— ——— ——— —– “It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over … Continue reading

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Preach the Gospel – In the Church!

by Eric Burd Traveling through the Pacific Northwest and, even in the midst of a driving rainstorm, you may be shocked by the absence of a very common article – the umbrella! Where in the world are the umbrellas? Not … Continue reading

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