​Many “go to church” to:

  • Sit in regimented rows;
  • Listen to a monologue “sermon” by “the Pastor”; and
  • Enjoy staged “worship” …

During a directed Sunday “service” performed by the “anointed” few in an odd building.

Some, however, “are the church” with:

  • Shared teachings with dialogue and discussion;
  • Spontaneous songs and diverse gifts that arise from and among them; and
  • Other participation by each and every one through active ministry “one to another”, including diverse elders, as a functional community …

Which gathers together in homes and other hospitable places where life naturally happens.

What “church”, do you think, looks more like the New Testament?