Our challenge today is to create churches where the primary reason people join is the particular focus of its mission. Such churches will find worship hard – as hard as the worship-shaped churches find mission. Worship will not be the emotional powerhouse that it is for worship-shaped churches. But it will also not need to be. 'Gathering for mission' is what will give a mission-shaped church energy, and will keep it on track as a mission-oriented church.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Food for thought: Worship and mission
Excerpt from "Worship-shaped churches? Get real and get over them!" by David Muir at Share the Guide blog:
I am among those who enjoy gathering with other believers to sing and worship together, but I think Muir has a point we can not ignore. Read the rest of the article here.