2 ways 2 do church . . . 1) Professional parson / 2) Mutual ministry:
1) A professional parson preaches to passive persons.
2) A group of people listens to, serves, and ministers to one another.
When a church freely allows ordinary people to show and tell what God has done, it catches on fire!
There is safety & spiritual power in numbers — and in loving mutuality.
–When your faith is nurtured on only one man’s preaching, it’s like hanging off a cliff by a single string.
–When your faith is nurtured on mutual ministry in the family of Christ (one anothering), many relational strings become a net and catch you when you stumble or fall!