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steve taylor

"bumbling church or average bunch of people not particularly overgifted in any direction church" - doesn't that happen every Sunday in countless buildings and places all over the globe? (not Community sermons mentioned here, but simply the fact that worship is usually volunteers, after long weeks, offering something out of a love for Jesus.


Marie Page

I really like this. We so often think that learned people or "creative" types are those who should lead us in our journies of faith. So good that everyone has something to bring.

Liz Bidgood Enders

We used to do something similar in seminary. We called it a 1 Cor. 14 style worship (1. Cor. 14:26) I tried it with the congregation I serve a few months ago, calling it a potluck style worship, and it went over really well. There was a bit of a slow start, and I definitely identify with wondering how many might share, but people named it as one of the most memorable services they had been part of. A dad and daughter did a little puppet show, several shared favorite hymns, a few named scriptures that have been powerful, and others gave small testimonies. It's about as ancient a Christian practice as there is, but it felt wonderfully fresh and exciting.

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