Which meeting does not allow attendees to speak?
A) a trial;
B) a business meeting;
C) a class;
D) a church service.
–A trial allows people to give testimonies.
–A business meeting and a class both allow people to ask questions and engage in open discussion.
–However, a church service requires people to be silent (except for singing).
–Thus the answer is D) a church service.
*(Perhaps we could loosen up a bit and allow people a little freedom to speak out in church . . . )
Here are a couple of quotes from How To Make Meetings Work by Michael Doyle & David Straus that could help us add some freedom to church meetings:
“Men and women of all ages are demanding more say in the decisions that effect their lives.” –Michael Doyle & David Straus
“There are two ways of judging the success of a meeting. First, what happened? You must judge the real importance of your meetings by the results you get from them. Second, how the meeting went. Did everybody get a chance to participate or did one person dominate the meeting?” –Michael Doyle & David Straus
Bible knowledge is everywhere nowadays, while Bible application is very rare!
–Bible teaching is very easy to get. It’s everywhere — sermons, Bible studies, books, ebooks TV ministries, conferences, live streaming, web sites, CDs, radio, YouTube and on and on.
–But what’s so very hard to find nowadays is a safe place to get hands-on-experience obeying the Bible, openly sharing your faith, and ministering to one another.
–Where can you get that vitally important (but so hard to find) hands on experience? Every Sunday @ 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207 at 10:45 am. — The Salvation Army Berry Street.