About the House Church, Hailey, Idaho

The Weekly Service

The House Church meets on Saturday nights at The Coffee House, 620 N. Main Street, Hailey, Idaho. Free Dinner at 5:30 PM. Church at 6 PM.

We are a small, but growing group of believers. We are followers of Jesus Christ, and we believe the Bible is the authority for how we should live our lives.

Dress is casual. You really can come dressed as you were through the day.

At 5:30 PM, we eat family style at tables and enjoy informal conversation as we eat. At 6:00 PM, our service begins (occasionally we start a few minutes later if the dinner conversation is especially lively or if people are enjoying seconds on dinner). We start with prayer and singing together.

Then we watch a video sermon. All sermons have been previewed and selected for our group and what we need to learn and align with our statement of faith. Often we watch a whole video series. We have guided notes that are prepared for following along with the message and writing down our own notes.

Most recently we have been watching sermons from Crosspoint Church in Nashville, TN. We sometimes watch sermons from The Father’s House in Vacaville, CA. We have also watched Pastor Robert Morris in Texas and Pastor Allen Jackson in Tennessee.

After the sermon, we usually sing another worship song of reflection, related to the message, and we have a discussion about the message, what we think about it, and how we can apply it to our lives. We usually have a related passage of Scripture to read and discuss as well.

We have weekly communion that follows the discussion time and focuses on the Gospel. We end our time together by praying out loud for each other and for our community and the world. When requested we will lay hands on people, anoint them with oil, and pray specifically for healing or other needs.

Older elementary school, middle school, and high school students participate with us in worship, watching the video, discussion, communion, and prayer. Younger elementary students usually do quiet activities in the back corner of the Coffee House.

Smaller children usually stay with their parents. We understand that this can be challenging. We are willing to help arrange and pay for babysitting at home for those who find this a hindrance to enjoying and participating in the evening. We are working on finding a place so that we can have Bible lessons that specifically teach younger students and care for very young children. We haven’t yet found that place, and we have no place right now to do that on site.