Thursday, September 27, 2007

What's So Great About an Age-Integrated Church?

At our church, we have no Sunday school classes, we have no youth groups, and we have no senior's groups. We all worship together, sing psalms together, pray together, take Communion together, and eat lunch together. Then we often go to someone's house for more fellowship together. It has created a wonderful and unique culture. Sights like the following are commonplace.
Isn't it rare, precious and beautiful?


JFC said...

The description of your church, and the earlier descriptions and photos from a Christ Reformed Church fellowship, and all the agrarian stories and church folks "disassembling" chickens together ... and a linked blogs comments about All Saints Presbyterians liturgy being more like her home church (I don't even know if it is the same as yours) than Tenth Pres in Philly ... I'm really curious. You all aren't CREC, are you? There just aren't that many groups out there that are historically Reformed in both doctrine and liturgy.

I sure resonate with your love for the Body. "As for the saints who are in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." (Psalm 16:3)

The Lingo Clan said...

No, we do not attend a CREC church, but we have many friends who do. We attend a CPC (Covenant Presbyterian Church) church named Christ Reformed Church in Lawrenceville, GA. We are planning to move near Centerville, TN to help plant another church in this presbytery. If you are ever down our way, please stop in and visit.

Please feel free to check out these websites:


JFC said...

I scanned your church and denominational sites and felt like we must be twins. Sure, there are a few differences. Our denomination accepts credobaptist churches, as well as paedobaptist. And there is probably a leaning toward the NKJV rather than ESV, perhaps for the same reason that y'all lean toward the ESV ... catholicity. I'm guessing that our take would be that the church did not decide to leave the historic Greek texts; rather it was initially the decision of certain (liberal) academics. Thus the catholic thing to do would be to stick with the historically approved underlying Greek text. Y'all would probably say that the current best likelihood for a widely accepted, yet carefully translated Bible, would be the ESV. So for reasons of catholicity (I'm guessing), but with different conclusions of the best course of action, we have ended up with different versions.

I will certainly worship with you if I'm ever in your "neck of the woods." May God multiply your tribe!