The organic church, also known as "simple church," is a concept that encourages a less complicated form of Christian fellowship. It is "organic" in the sense that it is more "basic" and "natural" than the prevalent church model of the present. The concept of an organic church stands in opposition to the modern evangelical philosophy that has resulted in expansive programmes and structures, a professional clergy, a convoluted business model, and an unfortunate reliance on money. The organic church takes its lead from the church in Acts 2 and focuses on small Christian communities coming together for Bible study, spiritual growth, and mutual support and comfort while being guided by the Holy Spirit to carry out His work. An organic church is defined as "a group of Jesus Christ believers who are learning to live by the indwelling Lord together" on the website organicchurch.org. All the "baggage" associated with the artificially created religious system commonly known as Christianity has been left behind.
The phrase "organic church" has been misappropriated to refer to a wide range of Christian gatherings, including cults and house churches. It's critical to keep in mind that the organic church, or the idea of an organic church, is an idea rather than a movement in and of itself. Additionally, it is crucial to prayerfully consider a group's teachings in light of Scripture before joining it, whether the group is organic or not. Some Christians are losing faith in the modern church structure and looking for ways to revert to a more straightforward, biblical way of life. The organic church or the simple church is the term used to describe this phenomenon.
The main argument against the organic church movement is that if we do away with programmes, sanctuaries, and organisational structure, Christendom will vanish, the church will stop expanding, and it will eventually die. But this viewpoint is motivated by fear, a lack of faith, and an unwillingness to consider the evidence. It is well known that the church grows and prospers most ferociously in countries that persecute Christianity and forbid Christian gatherings. The church continues to expand despite Satan's best efforts to destroy it. Jesus added, "I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18). Given this, it is highly unlikely that the church will wither and die due to a lack of programmes or a venue for meetings.
The organic church promotes the brotherhood of equality, with everyone being led by the Spirit and developing together. It is based on Ephesians 4:11–12's assurance that Christ "gave the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up," and on the conviction that God is always dependable in bestowing gifts upon His people (verse 8). According to the organic church philosophy, the gifts of teaching, shepherding, evangelism, and all the others are given specifically for the growth of the church, which is a body of believers rather than a physical structure. These gifts are not dependent on the presence of seminaries, customs, ecclesiastical documents, church creeds, hymnals, or worship ensembles.
An organic church, also known as a simple church, is a gathering of Christians who meet to study the Bible and follow the Lord apart from the programmes, traditions, and structures that, especially in Western culture, may have become more of a hindrance than a help.