Last Thursday I picked up Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman’s, “So you don’t want to go to church anymore!’ It is a challenging read – but very helpful. The authors get at some critical issues – and, for me, some of their insights and narratives came ‘very close to home’!
One of the great dangers for simple church is the idea that by gathering in a house, or having a small group worship time, we will have church – and be more effective than a large church. These authors relate to that danger – and steer away towards the idea of ‘church’ being the gathering of those who are living the mission of Jesus, ‘on the path of life’!
They get at the essence of simple church – but don’t use the term!