Sunday, October 31, 2010

Off the map

I just realized that I have not blogged in October! Not even once. So as midnight approaches, I'll try to get one short post in under the wire so as not to fall off the map.

For the last seven weeks we have hosted Sunday dinner in our home. We patterned these events after the ecclesiology of the New Testament church. We served a full meal, followed by the elements of the Lord's Supper. We then shared together according to 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. We titled the events as Lord's Supper Fellowship Celebration.

Each week was different. We certainly didn't know what to expect.We met some new friends and we became better acquainted with others. Each week, whether it was a small group or a larger group, it seemed that the right people were present.

We did not want to compete with organized church, so we scheduled this to compete with the NFL instead. I think this was a wise choice. I imagine that some who might have otherwise joined us are more loyal to their favorite football team than they are to whatever local assembly they attend. Poaching church pews was never our intent. Our purpose was, in part, to encourage unity and not to create division.

Over the seven weeks, rather than "attending" church, we sought to practice "being" the church. Being part of the church, the body of Christ and the household of God, is sharing life with fellow believers. We believe this is better accomplished by sharing hours together in a home than spending minutes together in the cacophony of a church foyer.

If you joined us, we thank you. We were richly blessed by your coming.

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