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 full time. Their first child, Adah Eleanor, was born in December 2021. They meet every Thursday at 5:30pm. If you’re interested in joining, please email David at david@valiantmi.com, or Allie at akrupski3@gmail.com.

Alex and Ahlena Manthei (Blaine, MN Wednesdays @ 5:30)

Alex and Ahlena Manthei (left) live in Blaine, MN. Their house church meets every Wednesday evening. If you’re interested in joining them, please email us: info@valiantmi.com.

Dave & Laura Dvorak (Hopkins, MN - Mondays @ 6pm)

Dave and Laura Dvorak live in Loretto, MN. They have been married 40 years. Their house church meets every Monday at 6pm in a home in Hopkins, MN. If you’re interested in joining them or are in need of the location address, please email Laura at laura.dvorak21@gmail.com or Dave at dave@daycogeneral.com.

Ron and Marcy Grams (Thursdays @ 6:30pm, Plymouth, MN)

Ron and Marcy live in Plymouth, MN. They meet with a group of disciples at their home in Plymouth every Thursday at 6:30pm. If you’re interested in joining them, contact them at ron@valiantmi.com or marcy@valiantmi.com.