For 52 Churches, we took a year off and visited a different Christian church every Sunday. Then we returned to our home church. For More Than 52 Churches we interspersed our visits with regular attendance at our home base.
Consider these five discussion questions about Our New Church Home.
1. Staying connected to our home church kept us anchored in spiritual community as we visited others.
What provides our spiritual anchor? If we don’t have one, where can we look for it?
2. Attending our home church required a fifteen-minute trip, driving past many other options that were more accessible and more inviting.
Why do we go to the church we do? Is it to meet our preferences or to advance God’s kingdom?
3. For years, I’ve longed to go to church in my community, worshiping and serving with my neighbors and family.
How important is it for us to worship in our community with our neighbors?
4. After our first visit to Church #67, we returned the next week. We came back a third time, staying for their after-church meeting to learn more about their community.
How can we encourage first-time visitors to become regular attendees?
5. Soon going to this new church turned into a habit. It was a good habit to form.
Not all habits are beneficial, so how can we discern the difference? Do we have a habit we should break?
If you feel it’s time to move from the sidelines and get into the game, The More Than 52 Churches Workbook provides the plan to get you there.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.