Craig from Musings asks a pertinent question:
"People who travel outside of their suburb to go to a mega-church might end up going to their local church down the road and supporting their local congregations. For the emerging church models, home churches where the whole street meet in a local home down the road might be more commonplace than large churches that draw from a whole region. It makes you think, doesn't it? "Link
I think Craig might be right - churches that demand their people drive across the city to their building a number of times a week to drop off their kids or attend services may have to rethink their impact on the environment and rising price of petrol. Rock on house churches!!!
BTW - if you are interested in house churches and are kicking yourself because you missed the National House Church Conference last week in Denver (don't blame me, i mentioned it plenty of times) then you might want to read blogger Bill Reed's account of the conference at DenverHouse.