We simply must move from seeing church as a religious event to seeing it as a spiritual family. Without this context, leadership will emerge deformed—mutated by corrupt views of church and mission. Contrary to the Scriptures, those considered the top leadership will be the ones who are best at entertaining the crowd or organizing a large weekly event.
I am not asking if a Sunday worship service is right or wrong. I am asking, Why is it so important to us? Obviously, worshiping together is a good thing—but is it the main thing? Is that what church is according to the New Testament? I believe that our practice and priorities are way off.
In the next series of posts I will address the issue of whether Sunday morning worship services are as important as we make them. These entries will spark controversy. These are from my book Organic Leadership. I have heard many espouse that some who are questioning the priority of the Sunday Service are heretical and extremists. I only ask that you be bold enough to at least search the Scriptures to defend your practice and not give Biblical authority to something not found in the Scriptures.