Churches are groups of people who come together to worship God and help each other walk with Christ.
I hope you all are holding up in this time of quarantine! Have you ever had anyone tell you to “be still?” If you are a parent or know very young toddlers, you can relate to what happens when you tell them to be still. They are probably going to keep on moving. My wife’s grandpa used to tell us grandkids to “be still” often. This would usually happen when we would be talking too much, and he could not focus on his Judge Judy show. It was not so much that we were physically . . . Read More »
In the New Testament, we see that every believer is called to contribute to building up and edifying the church. Thus, it is vital for each gathering to have space for members to contribute without getting off-task. At our recent Bridge Network event, we came up with a few practical ways to implement healthy and effect housechurch facilitation during the gathering to foster a thriving 1 Corinthians church community: “What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done . . . Read More »
Here at the Bridge Network, we practice House Church. And House Church necessitates EVERYONE participate. Church is not a service that is observed, but a gathering where we give and minister to each other. I was recently convicted because I had been acting as a receiver during church—not a giver. During the week, I started to neglect praying for my brothers and sisters. I neglected to ask God how I could serve them and build them up. I started to keep my spiritual gifts to myself and not give them to Christ’s children. In this . . . Read More »