Conversation in Church and Culture


I had an epiphany a couple of weeks ago.

Literally every single thing that we do as a church is conversational:

  • Bible Study
  • Sunday School
  • Small Groups
  • Books Groups
  • Committee Meetings
  • Potlucks

In fact, this is the case with all churches … and then come the Sunday morning worship service.

That seems really odd to me.

Don’t get me wrong – I am happy that we now are 100% conversational. It makes so much sense to have every aspect of our week together be interactive.

But it does have me feeling reflective about why churches don’t have interactive Sunday worship services.

In fact, the reason that it works so well is that nearly our entire culture is conversational

We are well practiced at conversation and interaction.

I have run this by a couple of my friends and the most common theory revolves around the church wanting to have control and not share the microphone. Another theory is about fear and not being able control what people will say into the microphone if it is unscripted.

My preferred theory has to do with being stuck in a rut and lacking creativity.

Whatever the reason, I am passionate that church as conversational community is the way to go! It matches our culture better (especially in a social media age) and opens us up to each other in magnificent ways.

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