Monday, August 30, 2004

Some Thoughts on Church, Once Again

Yesterday I left my house at 8:30 AM and returned at 8:30 PM. In between, I spent time with four different groups of people in four different homes. All four meetings could be called church though they all four were very different from each other. And now for some quotes:

“Church is not a building. Church is not an event that takes place on Sundays . . . when Scripture talks about church, it means community. The little fellowships of the heart that are outposts of the kingdom. A shared life. They worship together, eat together, pray for one another, go on quests together. They hang out together, in each other’s homes.”

“A true community is something you’ll have to fight for. You’ll have to fight to get one, and you’ll have to fight to keep it afloat…. You want this thing to work. You need this thing to work. You can’t ditch it and jump back on the cruise ship. This is the church.”

(quotes taken from a blog that took it from another blog that took it from John Eldredge's book Waking the Dead.)


Blogger jimandnik said...

Right on Greg. One of the things i've been enjoying most about this whole freeform communal church thing lately is all the questions you get to ask. all the exploration you get to do. the wonder of it all. cause i tell you, sometimes i dont know what the hell is going on and sometimes thats a good place to be. you dont get to ask the same kinds of questions in pre-packaged churh.

7:43 PM  

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