11 comments on “The Body of Christ and How we “Do Church”- Redux

  1. Pingback: The Body of Christ and How we “Do Church”- Redux | Inspirations By Katheryn

  2. Hi Don.
    This has been a big issue for our family, and no doubt many families where there’s the desire to “attend Church as a family” and yet individuals within the family having different needs and preferences. People change over time and grow in different directions and I’ve seen a wife go pentecostal leaving her husband behind in a more traditional Church and the older members of a Church who associate a certain style of worship or liturgy Church for them, but the Church adapts to the times and leaves them behind. My Mum has unofficially left the Lutheran Church which is ingrained into her as a Pastor’s daughter and being from a family who migrated to South Australia to safeguard their beliefs. She still talks about where she should go to Church, even though she attends and plays the piano for Bible study at our local Anglican Church every week. The Pastor at the Lutheran Church says he hasn’t seen her for 1-2 years.
    Our Church has three locations on the NSW Central Coast. The local one has one service at 9.30am each Sunday and I’m not a morning person and it’s the only morning I can sleep in and so I often miss it, especially in Winter when my body seizes up. Lately, I’ve been attending the night service at the other location and there’s an overlap of people there.

    • Very interesting observations. One thing we should keep in mind is that God meets us where we are, and we aren’t all in quite the same place at any given moment in time. God relates to each of us in the way that we can relate with Him… after all, He knows each of us intimately: He made us. Sometimes that makes a large family attend different congregations, yet each is a part of the Body of Christ, and that is the important thing.

  3. Good post. I have heard it said that life is like water in a river, constantly changing. If it doesn’t change it grows stagnant and is dead. Churches need to change methods to reach the people in changing times.

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