...come together for our
common love of Christ and a desire to worship the Lord
and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in a way
that the traditional, large, modern church is not able.
...also known as a "House Church" or "Cell
Church". Instead of meeting each Sunday morning in a
large building as one very large group, we meet once
each week in small groups of around a
dozen-or-so, in the homes of our church members ...just
as the believers did in the first century.
This allows us all to be better able to meet each
other's needs because...
The groups are small enough that everyone knows one
another and if they'd like to, each person has a
chance to share...
word from the Lord ...a message from their heart
...a prayer request ...or a question.
groups meet on different days of the week...
• Sunday Evening •
Evening and Friday Night Prayer ...allowing
people to attend church who would otherwise be
unable to do so due to schedule conflicts.
groups are able to minister in the more
comfortable, family-like atmosphere of a home.
A place where talking, sharing, laughing
and loving are already familiar for all.
once a month all of our individual home churches meet
together in a church building, just like a
traditional church, so that the entire church
body can meet to fellowship and worship the
Lord together as one whole corporate body!
If this type of church sounds like it's right
for you, then all we have to say is...
you have any questions?
...Would you like to find out more about us, or
perhaps join us for a home fellowship meeting?
Then please feel free to call and speak with
Mike and Colette Trazinski at
They would be happy to assist you in any way that
Open Gate Ministries
NBC Nightly News
October 21, 2010
Open Gate Ministries
The Hartford Courant
March 28, 2011
Sing Of Salvation...
Sip Some Suds
MN -- It was a Sunday during Advent, and inside a small
pub a few blocks up from the north shore of Lake Superior,
17 people gathered around four bar-top tables shoved into a
ring. Betsy Nelson, the bar's cook, lit two candles with a
cigarette lighter as Addison Houle strapped on an acoustic
guitar and sang a slightly off-key rendition of "We Three
Kings." Curt "Fish" Anderson sipped a beer as TVs overhead
flickered with NFL pregame shows...
Skip The Sermon,
July 25 2010
Linda Stewart Ball - Associated
DALLAS - To
get to church on a recent Sunday morning, the
Yeldell family walked no farther than their own
living room to greet fellow worshippers.
The members of this "house church" are part of what
experts say is a fundamental shift in the way U.S.
Christians think about church. Skip the sermons,
costly church buildings and large, faceless crowds,
they say. House church is about relationships forged
in small faith communities.
in a phrase? When
the phrase is
house church, a
lot-or at least
enough to prompt
one-third of all
adults to say
they're a part of
one. According to
research from George Barna, 33 percent of
people responding to
a dozen national
experienced God or
shared their faith
in the last month
with a group meeting
in a home
before you assume
the simple church
wildfire in the
United States as it
has in other