Polishing the candelabras

by Chris Lorensson on 17 March 2008 with comments

The wifey and I had a nice chat last night about ‘polished’ church services. We couldn’t help but admit that the flashy lights, slick powerpoints and all-round seeker-friendliness of it all kinda irked us, somehow. But what was it?

The first thing we recognised is that we really do believe that God calls us to be excellent at what we do. Ecclesiastes 9:10 tells us a bit about that, I think. So it’s not inherently the ‘slickness’ that’s necessarily wrong, I think we all know that. That got us to thinking well, what is it that is excellent about church services? We think it’s when the Spirit is moving through something like the worship, preaching and teaching, or even some ministry time. So we think that’s what we, as The Body of Christ, should be seeking in our ‘services’. The Spirit and His leading.

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