One thing I really like about our church is that we have an informal style in our worship service, and we encourage participation from every member of the church body.
There are very few places where the Bible gives explicit instructions about how to hold a church gathering. And of course there was variety in how the early church met together. But in his letter to the Corinthians, Paul gives some very clear instructions.
So for many years we’ve been inviting the church to share during the worship service.
My father started this, and he recently wrote about it on his blog in more detail. Read that here.
I recorded a short podcast episode where I explain a little bit more about how we do this, and how I’ve been embracing this model of church gathering even more recently! I would love to hear your thoughts about this.
Do you know of any other churches who are trying this type of meeting?