Sunday, January 10, 2010

Church Talk

I was sitting in church this morning and Richard leaned over and asked, "What are you thinking?" I guess I was wearing the look. We sit in the cry-room in the back of the church where we have a view of the entire congregation. I leaned over and replied, "I think there's one person out there who is under 60." I wish I could say I was exaggerating, but I wasn't. There literally was one person, a 6th grader sitting with her grandmother, who was under 60 (maybe a few are still in their late 50's). There were 5 "families" in church today, they were in the cry-room with us. As I relayed these thoughts to one of my supportive-former session members after church, I asked her if she thought it would help if they could sit back there and see it. Her response, "They know it Kendra. We're providing hospice care to a dying congregation."

Anyone know of any church successful at creating a sub-church within an exisiting church? I really see it as our only hope.
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1 comment:

Amanda said...

There's a church here in Louisville that doesn't really have Sunday school classes, just Sunday home groups. Our neighbors have their home group over every Sunday night. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I know they really do hold each other accountable, practice church discipline, and do pretty in-depth Bible studies and basically just do life together. So why not start a home group?

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