I’m going to read a book on home churches but this is what I came up with on my own.
-Find a group of 2 to 15 right-wing or right wing-sympathetic Christians disillusioned with modern degeneracy tolerated by organized denominations
-Sunday afternoon/evening default time, unless more people can make another time work
-Whoever has the best space hosts (no switching around)
-Whoever is highest functioning in the group always leads the meeting. If there’s a conflict between the leader and the host we defer to the leader but the host may make any rules they’d like restricting access to their home and property, provided they’re written down and consistent. If they become too onerous then someone else with a more amenable space should host.
-Err on the side of caution when inviting new people into your home. Treat safety issues like dating- never meet someone for the first time in your home. If someone brings a friend you don’t know or someone new shows up without forewarning the answer is always “No, let’s get acquainted over coffee in a public place first.” You do NOT have a Christian obligation to endanger your family out of a misguided sense of “helping” someone who could be a homeless derelict or a predator! If someone in your group thinks otherwise tell them to start their own Alt-church and take on the risks themselves.
-Regardless of context, a man may not be alone with anyone except another man in a private place. A church may not be composed of only one man and one woman. That is a date. If this happens by accident they must separate immediately.
-Bring a potluck dish to share or bring ingredients early to cook together (coordinate this with host), prep before meeting starts
-Sing along with 3 worship songs on YouTube (12 minutes). High-functioning leader picks songs beforehand. If someone plays an instrument, that’s better. Yes, everyone has to sing, that’s the expectation in corporate worship.
-Watch a sermon on YouTube (30 minutes)
-Discussion of sermon using rules more or less plagiarized from Al-Anon (30 minutes)
-Finish prep and eat dinner, chill out for a bit (60 minutes)
-Optional: split the sexes into separate social groups to talk about real life shit, tobacco mandatory for men (but not really, unfortunately)
-First names only, no written member rolls. We have to assume Chinese-style religious persecution in the next couple of decades. If not, great, but better to err on the side of too paranoid.
I don’t know how Catholics would have to modify this to make sure you stand up and sit down several times or whatever makes it all official. Maybe you can do some burpees. This is written from a nondenominational Protestant perspective. Please criticize potential weaknesses.