I will just say that in order to understand this post I ask that you go back and read the first one. (Hint, click here.) Please take the time to read the comments that follow the post. I honestly believe the people who shared there brought in more wisdom and food for thought than my little post. You could even stick around and read more of the Bibledude's awesome site. You will not regret it. ;)
My question is, will you join in on the conversation?
Because my friends this is where we have been for a few years now. Asking questions and seeking answers in something as radical and simple as…
(Gasp, I know right?!)
Will you join me? Would you like to share?
The $5 dollar bird feeder that is a metaphor for our life in the church.
Like a $5 dollar bird feeder or just grabbing some seed and heading out daily to feed those hungry cold little ones.
Sort of like the church. Sort of like our faith…
We can hold so tightly to our beautiful buildings, to our precious methods and sacred traditions and in doing so we sometimes forget what God and His word actually have to say about them.
So maybe we don’t need a big flashy building?
Maybe we can just use our homes, our hands, and our feet to go out and feed the cold and hungry.
Maybe, just maybe there is more than one way to do this church thing.
Even more importantly we can actually decide to be the church.
What are your thoughts friends?
Both churches within buildings and those that reside outside the traditional brick and mortar can serve a purpose.
Do you believe it's possible to "do" church more effectively inside or outside of a building? Why or why not?
(P.S. What is your definition of "doing" church?)
What are your experiences good or bad with this?
What might happen if the body of Christ was more active outside of it's buildings than it was inside?
Whether it's a church that meets in a cathedral, movie theater, homeless shelter, or someone's home what do you personally view as the most effective venue?
What pluses and downfalls do you see for either side of this spectrum?
We cannot truly learn when we are only surrounded by people who think the same as we do. I encourage you to all share your differing ideas, what you have found in God's Word, your personal experiences, and heart in a respectful manner so that all of us can learn from each other.
If you are unsure of what the purpose is for this series than please click here and read the "Let's Talk Church" intro.