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Monday, February 05, 2007

From Small Things ...

Our first Alternate[Or] meeting was held on Friday evening. We had two people from a different town come along and join Alyssa, the kids and me and we had enough food to sink a cruise ship.

My initial disappointment over numbers (did you hear that - numbers!) subsided after we got talking about our faith and understanding of "church". These were, for the most part, like-minded people and it was refreshing to sit and talk face to face about these things with people who understood our POV.

I think there are others who will come to future gatherings, we are generally having 3 a month, and I am sure that this will grow into something worthwhile in time.

What is really interesting is both of our visitors where ladies in their late 50s to mid 60s. This surprised me as everything I have read about the move toward the missional seems to be confining it to the younger generations. I read a post on Hamo's Backyard Missionary blog where he said that he was unable to entice any older people along to their missional fellowship.

I really hope that we can get some of the local followers of Jesus involved in this too as I believe it is important for the future of the kingdom as it exists in this town that this happens. I think we will be missing something if all those who attend are from other communities. We also have a number of church fringe dwellers from Binningup that I hope will stick their heads in from time to time.


Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

Sounds like you had a first great meeting. I'm not overly surprised that your first two guests were of an older generation. If your area is anything like mine, I have a great number of 40 to 60 year olds in my church that are hungry for more than what traditional Christianity has to offer. Praying God's best for you guys!


The Creature said...

I was surprised - perhaps I shouldn't have been. Most (and I stress "most", but not all) older people I know are very content with the old ways of doing "church".