With the Coronavirus canceling “church services” across the land, folks are starting to ask questions about what “having church” in your home looks like. Here are some ideas and thoughts on the subject!
The meal is potluck, or as we jokingly say, “pot-providence.” Everyone brings food to share with everyone else. When the weather is nice, all the food is placed on a long folding table outside. A chest full of ice sits beside the drink table. Kids run wildly around. They are having so much fun that they must be rounded up by parents and encouraged to eat. After a prayer of thanksgiving is offered, people line up, talking and laughing as they load their plates with food. In the middle of all the food sits a single loaf of bread next… Read More »The Lords Supper – The Reason We Gather?
Why Not One Another Each Other? – a simple way of thinking about how to spend time with your simple church family! As I meet with people transitioning to simple church one of the more common questions I get is “What are we supposed to do when we meet together?” This question is understandable as “what we do at church” each week is usually determined by the church staff and that, for the most part, has not veered to far from the Opening Prayer-Opening Song-Announcements-More Songs-Special Song-Sermon-Offering-Closing Song-Closing Prayer format–regardless if you attend a small church or a mega church. Of… Read More »Why Not One Another Each Other?
I mentioned yesterday in our network gathering at FAC that we had access to several small group lessons on DVD. Here is a list of the videos that should be arriving soon. Feel free to let me know if your group would like to check out one. Again, we wouldn’t want the video or discussion guide to replace trusting the Holy Spirit and having an open forum, but perhaps this could be a great way for your group to focus on a particular subject for a few weeks and possibly even a way to invite guests to join you for… Read More »Meeting Ideas (part 2)