This idea should be applied to more areas of our life!
Not sure if taking out the trash will ever be fun...but I'll keep thinking about that one.
If you read the last post about An Interactive Church, then you had a chance to read 1 Cor. 14:26, which is what I like to use as the blueprint for what should happen when we come together as a church:
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. (1 Corinthians 14:26)
Having fun isn't the goal of the church coming together, but isn't it a reasonable question to ask if there is room for more spice and variety when we gather as a church?
“Fun” is obviously going to vary from one person to another, but I think it's a worthy topic of discussion. Coming together shouldn't be a chore or something to get through. If we have an attitude of expectation and look forward to what God has in store for us, then the stage is set for wonderful things!
If you're freaking out reading this because all you
can see is one more thing to add to your already
overloaded schedule, then stop.
This isn't supposed to be more work to do.
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. (Acts 2:42-47)
I don't know about you, but that sounds like a good time to me!
Allow me to throw some ideas out there to make a church gathering more fun:
- Have a potluck or meet at a restaurant (church should be a spiritual potluck!)
- Fellowship at the park, beach, top of a mountain, etc.,
- Join forces on needs within the church
- Church Fellowship Road Trip to some neat location (everyone in an RV?)
- Progressive lunch or dinner with a spiritual topic
- Prayer hike
- Creative short story writing and sharing
- Make a short movie and put it on YouTube
So, enough of me. I'd love to hear your comments. What church ideas have you come up with to make things more exciting and interesting? What works for you just might be exactly what another home church group is looking for!
Fun shouldn't just be limited to childhood, should it? Solomon wrote,
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance... (Ecc. 3:1-4)
So long as we're living according to the Word, let's really enjoy our moments with each other. In between our time of weeping and mourning, let's be sure to take time to laugh and to dance!
I think we could all use more wholesome excitement in our lives. Please take a moment to share your comments below on how you creatively season your fellowship with fun!
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