In America that is….
No one who has done any significant research on church movements in the nations can deny the fact that the church is exploding. Much of the growth is happening within house churches. Check out some of these statistics:
(Statistical Sources: Rad Zdero (2004), The Global House Church Movement; Rad Zdero (2007), Nexus: The World House Church Movement Reader; Dawn Friday Fax; Wolfgang Simson (2007), The Starfish Manifesto; Wolfgang Simson, EaSi Newsletter, July 2007; Wikipedia)
- Bangladesh: 500,000 new believers in HC’s
- Cambodia: 1,000 new HC’s in 10 years (1990 to 2000) 
- Canada: as many as 2,000 HC’s in Canada in the last few years
- China: 80–100 million believers in HC’s
- Cuba: 6,000–10,000 HC’s since 1992
- Egypt: 4,000 HC’s
- Ethiopia: growth from 5,000 to 50,000 believers in HC’s during the 1980s
- India: approx. 100,000 HC’s started in 5 years (from 2001–2006)
- Latin America: 1 million HC-type groups known as ‘Basic Ecclesial Communities’
- Sri Lanka: Kithu Sevena church movement started 131 new HC’s in 7 months (in 2004)
- Vietnam: one church planting team start 550 new HC’s in 2 years (1997 to 1999) 
- U.S.A.: 1,600 HC’s on internet alone (as of 2003) with possibly as many as 30,000 HC’s (according to the American pollster George Barna); as of 2009, about 30,700,650 adults
But the question is are house churches culturally relevant in America’s consumer culture?
The nature of a house church simply goes against the grain in America. American Christians like things large, bigger and better. If it’s not large and in charge, American Christians interpret this as non-influential. But how do we measure influence? By the crowds or by the changed lives? House churches by nature tend to be small groups of 10-12 people with nothing impressive to show for. There are no stages in house churches, no canned lighting to attract the non-believer to come. (Although there might be some good food, American’s are known to love their food.) There isn’t charismatic preaching, there is normally not any multimedia video presentations. At face value, most American Christians would probably consider house church a complete bore. Probably because they are looking for all the wrong things.
Even still there is a desperate cry within every human being for human connection. There is a deep longing for something more than they are getting from entertainment churches. They long for a true, intimate walk with the Lord Jesus that is full of power and to walk that relationship out with others in close proximity. Traditional churches are not the enemy though. There is a place for the large, corporate gathering. These times can be opportunities to hear from gifted ministries and celebrate the Lord in song, dance, music, etc…but this alone often leads to isolated Christians, disconnectedness and ultimately a poor relationship with God without the community of God that takes place within church life. I would even hesitate to call these meetings “church.” A more comfortable term would be “meeting”.
My prediction is that over the next 50 years or so we will see more and more house churches, simple churches and organic churches springing up all over the country. At the end of the ministry time, after everyone has shouted, screamed and given their clap offering the lights to the building eventually get turned off and everyone goes home. They go home to the reality of family life, work and living in their own community where the Kingdom of God can REALLY permeate throughout the neighborhood. Where neighbors can be reached, the sick can be prayed for and disciples can me made.