This is something that, if really embraced by our church, would make our Sunday gatherings warmly and delightfully different than anything people might be used to experiencing at church.
Here are some of the best lines from the article:
“Church is a place where Christians go to work.”
“The shift was made from being the ‘helpee’ to the helper, the served to the servant. Church is where we seek spiritual food and encouragement in order to become more godly; but church is also where we go in order to feed other people and encourage them.”
“The preacher should not be the only one preparing for church.”
“We need to develop a nose for new people…The way we welcome and look after people when they visit our homes should be a model for the household of God.”
“It is your meeting, not the minister’s. It’s all about being observant and outward-looking.”
Is this something you think you could do? What obstacles do you think you’d face?
(Note: The PDF is an edited, condensed, and Americanized version of the original, which can be found here)