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Worship In a Movie Theater

The ‘Third Place’ May Be the Best Place for the Church to Gather

Home. Work. Hangout. Those are the three places we do life. There’s no better place for the church to gather than right in the middle of the third place – the hangout. Via Wikipedia: In community building, the third place (or third space) is the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home...
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Why Gathering with the Church On the Weekend Matters

We need some terminology shifts in our discussion about weekend gatherings of the church. First of all, the word “attendance” implies that church is an event that we support and make happen with our attendance. But church isn’t an event. And while the church is “local” in its expression, it isn’t defined by a building or...
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Grace Hills' Second Service

When Things Get Real in a Church Plant

A snapshot taken in our first official “second” service, 1/19/2014. I am humbled! Today marked the 2nd anniversary of our launch as Grace Hills Church. Today, we also launched a second morning worship service – something I’ll write about later. And today, we began a new teaching series called Healing: Recovering from Life’s Hurts, Habits,...
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Fiddle

When It Comes to Worship, Don’t Hold Back!

Christians like to talk about church music and call it worship. Church music usually is a means by which Christians worship. But worship is much more than music. We even have our own “worship wars” in which we decide what “style” of worship is right, wrong, or most biblical. I still see the phrases “contemporary...
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Old Pews

Let’s Fight FOR Worship!

Everybody worships. Not everyone believes in God, or in gods, or in the God of the Bible, but everyone worships. Everybody ascribes worth to something, which is one of the basic definitions of worship. My favorite book about worship, outside the Bible, is Warren Wiersbe’s Real Worship: Playground, Battleground, or Holy Ground?. Wiersbe offers this concise...
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Church Parking Lot

There Is More to Sunday Than Meets the Eye

Recently, our staff met and talked about what Sunday looks like at Grace Hills. We don’t want to be defined by Sundays, but we want to lead people to experience the presence of God in a life-changing way, which requires planning, prayer, and intentionality. As we walked through the average Sunday morning, we began to...
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