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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle IX: Leave the Kids in the Room with You When You’re Doing Church

Humanity is mimetic, which is a fancy way of saying that God has wired us to learn by imitation far more than by any other method, whether explanation or training or emotional stimulation. Or coloring book page or Veggie Tales … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle III: Train Members to be Generalists, not Specialists

Division of labor is such a fact of life today that it’s hard for us to even imagine what it would look like to be a church where every member is called—and trained hard and weekly—to do every ministry task. … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle II: Establish that Sunday is not the Main Service

Getting together for Sunday worship is so fundamental to westerners that we’ve made that gathering synonymous with the word “church.” It’s hard for us to conceive of a way of being Christian that’s not centered around 11AM Sunday morning. But … Continue reading

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