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?