Sunday, May 09, 2004

hot text

I have been at Opawa Baptist Church 3 months this week. I took the first structured step toward a more communal approach to worship this morning.

I suggested the idea of a regular “hot text” slot, 5 minutes where a community person tells us their favourite Bible verse or song, and how God found them through that text.

This was a deliberate strategy to move toward a more communal voice in our worship, and the telling of God stories in our midst. It was also a missional move, allowing our spirituality to be told.

I passed around sheets of paper, and over 40 people signed up. I now need to find a “safe chair” in which people can sit in, to tell their hot-text God story. Today Opawa took a step toward a new future.

Posted by steve at 09:47 PM

2 Comments

  1. Great idea,

    We talked about ‘liturgy’ in our community – it literally means ‘the work of the people’. Always good to reclaim the origin of words.

    Blessings from South Africa :)

    Comment by Tom Smith — May 10, 2004 @ 8:15 am

  2. Thanks Steve, these stories are inspiring. Jase.

    Comment by Jason Clark — May 10, 2004 @ 7:00 pm

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