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A missionary involved in simple churches makes observations and suggestions for those in traditional churches

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in blog links | Comments Off

A missionary involved in simple churches makes observations and suggestions for those in traditional churches

Guy at “The M Blog” is a full-time, vocational missionary in Ecuador. For the past several years (I don’t know the exact number), God has been using him to facilitate the start of many, many simple/house churches around the major city of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

For the past 2 months+, Guy has been in Texas, and he has “visited” several traditional (or, what he calls, legacy) churches. He writes about this in his post “Legacy church services through simple church eyes.” While trying to be very sensitive to the concerns and desires of those within traditional churches, he makes observations concerning general practices among those churches and offers a few suggestions.

His suggestions cover several different aspects of traditional church gatherings (“worship services”), such as:

  1. Sunday Morning Sermon
  2. The Offering
  3. Sunday school
  4. Singing and praise
  5. Prayer

I know that Guy would love to hear your thoughts concerning his observations and suggestions, and I would also love to hear your thoughts, especially for those of you involved in traditional/legacy churches.