The shape of our gatherings

Tim Chester

I’m posting a few thoughts on how we put together our Sunday gatherings in The Crowded House in Sheffield. The first post looked at how we view the aim of our Sunday gatherings and the principles behind how we shape our gatherings. Here’s how we put this together to create the ‘template’ for our meetings.  

1. Call: we come to worship

We begin with a call to worship or an affirmation of God’s glory. This may take the form of songs, prayer, short readings from the Bible, liturgical readings (reading words of Scripture together) or a creed. So our opening song or songs are often addressed not to God directly, but to one another (‘Come praise and glorify our God’). Or they may praise God for his power, beauty, holiness, love, glory and so on. We are calling one another away from the worship of created things or away from the distractions of…

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About pjtibayan

I love Jesus Christ and live to share life and share Jesus together with First Southern Baptist Church of Bellflower primarily to Southeast Los Angeles County.
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