Sunday, October 16, 2011

The church service as we know it

“The church service as we know it today is not a God-ordained, must have. Instead it should be viewed as a contextual option that can be re-imagined in fresh ways to keep God’s people united together and focused on their unique calling, the missio dei. Whereas the altar, tents, tabernacle, and temple held God’s marginalized, on-the-run, wobbling Israelites together, the ecclesia of Christ was formed, not as a physical location or a building, but as a union of decentralized communities held together by the central life force of the Holy Spirit and the teaching of an apostolic band of leaders who gave direction to the communities.”
-Hugh Halter, AND, 169

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