Deep down inside you’ve probably muttered this at least once in your life while the sermon dragged on and on. We’ve all been there as congregants. Church leaders have a similar angst worrying about the efficiency of their services.
What if we had church gatherings where people were eager for service to end and that was a good thing?
A Sunday service where the scattered gathered to joyously celebrate what God was/is doing in the lives of the church. These people can’t wait for service to end–not because of boredom–but because they can’t wait to get back to their neighborhoods and the relationships they have there.
Better yet, what if the entire church was in the neighborhood where most people lived and there was a rhythm where the service was merely a part of an overall Sunday liturgy that intersected the community beyond the church walls?
I wonder what that church would look like….