A couple of months ago, in a post called “The church meets here“, I asked what would happen if the church – that is, the people of God – began meeting in places where they could focus on serving people. For example, I suggested:
Taking it one step further, we know that God intends for his children to love and serve others. What if the church met in the most dilapidated house in the community? No, not the most dilapidated house owned by a member of the church, but the most dilapidated house in the community. What would happen if the church met in that run-down house and renovated it as they met together? After remodelling that house, the church could begin meeting in another house in need of repairs.
I offered other examples as well. We have been able to take part in several service opportunities due to some discussions and conversations that resulted from this post. Other opportunities are in the works now.
We are committed to spending the first Sunday of each month in serving someone locally who could use a hand.
Part of the beauty of this project is that our kids get to be involved in ministry and service and they enjoy it. Ellie asked what we were doing todayâ€¦ I told herâ€¦ ‘Oh cool! I love backyard blitzes!!’
I hope this type of gathering for the purpose of service becomes more common place among the people of God. Do you have other suggestions of how the church can meet together in order to serve other people?