Local House Churches

– Why we focus on House Churches –

House Churches are Biblical! (Click to Read More)

This emphasis on house churches in no way belittles the value that there is in the occasional, larger gathering of believers. Paul did, in fact, make mention of certain times “when the whole church” of Corinth would “gather in one place” (1Corinthians 14:23). Acts also mentions the church at Jerusalem gathering in the larger space of the temple (Acts 2:46), howbeit primarily for the evangelistic opportunity, being that many unbelieving Jews congregated at the temple. All in all, it’s encouraged to gather in a larger space with greater numbers from time to time. However, in Acts and according to the New Testament, real discipleship, real pastoring, and real fellowship take place in each other’s homes (or in groups small enough to facilitate biblical, personal discipleship). I must also remind you that the temple accomodated larger gatherings only until it was destroyed in AD 70. Part of the reason why it’s so important to be rooted in house churches is so that we have continuing fellowship established even when persecution inevitably robs us of the religious privileges that have allowed us designated places of worship — buildings. Persecution is coming to America, and we won’t be ready unless we get really good at making disicples from house to house (Acts 5:42).

House Church Schedule & Shepherds

David & Allie Grams (Brooklyn Park, MN - Thursdays @ 5:30pm)

David and Allie Grams live in North Minneapolis, but they currently meet in a home in Brooklyn Park, MN. They have been married for two years as of April, 2022. Together David and Allie oversee Valiant Church, with David as a full-time pastor. Their first child, Adah Eleanor, was born in December 2021. They are passionate about being intimate with Christ, living in His holiness, walking in His power to reach the world, and helping others do the same. They meet every Thursday and begin by breaking bread at 5:30pm. If you’re interested in joining, please email David at david@valiantmi.com, or Allie at akrupski3@gmail.com.

Dave & Laura Dvorak (Hopkins, MN)

Dave and Laura Dvorak live in Loretto, MN. They have been married 40 years. Their house church will begin meeting in the spring of 2022 (in a home in Hopkins). In the meantime, they lead a Bible/book study on Monday nights at Valiant Church in New Hope that anyone is encouraged to attend. Updates on their house church are coming soon. 
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Ron & Marcy Grams (Plymouth, MN - Thursdays @ 6:30pm)

Ron and Marcy Grams live in Plymouth, Minnesota, and they currently meet in their home in Plymouth. They have been married for thirty-eight years as of September, 2022. They have four children, six grandchildren and counting. Ron has owned a small business since they were married. Marcy is a 2019 graduate of CHARIS Bible College. Ron and Marcy are full time volunteers at Valiant Church. They love God, love people and seeing them transformed to who they are in Christ. They meet with their house church every Thursday and begin by breaking bread at 6:30pm. If you’re interested in joining, please email Marcy at marcy@valiantmi.com, or Ron at ron@valiantmi.com. 
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Brian & Mary Krupski (Minneapolis, MN)

Brian and Mary Krupski live in North Minneapolis and meet in their home in the Jordan Area Neighborhood. They have been married for 25 years, have three adult children, and welcomed their first grandchild at the end of 2021. Brian works in the Information Technology field, and Mary works in Higher Education. Christ continues to transform their lives and has given them the desire to know and obey Him more each day. Having a heart for hospitality, good food and laughter are a given in their home. They look forward to a group that breaks bread, worships, prays, operates out of His Power, and is constantly growing to be more like Jesus. Those present will encourage, support, and come alongside each other in their daily lives. They meet every Tuesday beginning at 6pm. If you’re interested in joining them, please email Mary at maryjkrupski@gmail.com, or Brian at bkrupski@gmail.com