I was struck today in class by a statement that I put on my twitted and then was challenged by Josh H to blog it.
I’d love to hear how other bloggers would respond to this statement so please write a post in response to this question:
“Do we want church services or gatherings that train us for service?”
Discuss. I will create my own post later this week. If you write a post leave a comment below with a link back to your blog.
(update: Some explanation in the comments)
5 thoughts on “Calling all bloggers”
Hey Jason, thanks for the invite to participate…sounds fun.
For those of us that jump in, can you define the difference, purpose and target audience of the two as you see them? Might be good to do ahead of time to clarify the terms so we can all work from the same definitions.
That last comment was from Scott Harris
Well Hello Office/Scott
I think some of the differences can be spelled out in individual posts.
If we look at a traditional church service, we could ask, What is that actual “service.” Are we serving God? Are we serving the congregation? What is the Value of those things?
But if we tilt the direction of service on it’s side (flip the funnel to quote S. Godin) then the gathering really becomes a place where the congregation can be equipped to serve others.
How about both? Attend services so that we could get the blessings from it. In the same time hold gatherings that would tell us more about the service and the meaning behind the rituals so that we could serve with understanding.
I enjoyed your Blog very much. Cute pictures of Judah and Jocelyn also. Enjoyed too hearing Judah say the Alpahbet song.He growing up soooooooo fast.
You have a beautiful family Jason.