I always thought church was a simple concept. Sunday morning you woke up. You had pancakes. You got dressed. Found your Bible and fought on the way to church. Seemed easy enough at the time and probably is still that easy for most. It it that easy for you?
Then along came a growing uneasiness among many. Maybe it was God who awakened their spirits to wanting something more. Probably sometime during the summer months, you and I began sampling other churches. We had a sincere desire to see if there was something more. Although it seemed the experience was flavored differently, it still started with getting up, making pancakes and finding your Bible.
It seems many are still searching and some say they have found a more meaningful church experience in a church setting with few people. The "new" church is being referred to as home, simple, micro, emerging, missional, emergent, etc. It all gets a bit confusing, but the one thing they have in common is the experience centers around a small group of people.
If you are one that worships or has worshiped in a small church setting of some type, I and the world of blog would like to hear from you. I plan on writing a series of posts chatting about small church experiences. Please take a minute and share what you know about small church…
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I am going to respond to this…but can’t right now…tomorrow… 🙂 Small church was so important to me, and I feel the tug at my soul to return to such…
Hey TJ. I look forward to hearing from you. God bless.