​Many “go to church” for a directed Sunday “service” performed by the “anointed” few in an odd building where they:

  • Sit in regimented rows;
  • Listen to a monologue “sermon” by “the Pastor”; and
  • Are entertained by a staged “worship” band.

Some, however, “are the church” as they unassumingly gather in homes and other hospitable places where life naturally happens to participate together through:

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

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