Church is not a chair
What comes to mind when you hear the word Church?
Many think of a specific style of worship, the building where people gather,
or even their own specific seat in the sanctuary.
We live in a culture where events, programs and organizations
serve the interests of the individual. It’s no wonder that so often
we treat church the same way. Like a chair: a place where we have our own seat,
a place that fits our needs and expectations, a place that makes us feel comfortable, a place that exists to serve us.
The word church comes from the New Testament word
Ekklesia which means Gathering. The apostles of Jesus understood
‘Church’ as a gathering of Christ followers not attached to any building,
style of worship, or specific seats, but as a group of believers
gathered around one historical event: The Resurrection.
Over the next three weeks, we will be walking through a series which seeks to reorient our thinking about this two thousand year old movement,
The Church, which is still moving today. Join us as we journey together!
Mar 4th – The History of The Church (Acts 2:22-41)
Mar 11th – The Nature of the Church (Acts 2:42-47)
Mar 18th – The Mission of the Church (Acts 1:6-8)