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Where we "go to church"

Where we "go to church"

I am often asked where I go to church; with the person inquiring expecting me to say "Mega Media Church" or "Light of the World and Stage Church" or...something like that. 

 Nope.  My wife and I attend a church plant in north Texas, where a couple hundred people share a building with a Korean church, sit in pews, have no lighting, and where their media consists of white text on a black background.

What a refresher. Why?

My wife and I go there to worship together, through song/scripture/communion/hearing the word.  While my wife and I also worship together when RUNNING media/lighting together for events/other churches, this church community is different, and we need it.

We both come from church backgrounds (heavily involved in churches growing up) so to always be "serving" or "working" in a church isn't necessarily a healthy thing. I'm in 2-3 churches a week helping them with projection and lighting, so coming home and NOT having to think about that on a Sunday is quite nice at times.

Sometimes we need our space and a refresher, where we can simply worship without having to push a button on a computer or light console.

 

7 comments (Add your own)

1. Josh White wrote:
What a refresher indeed! I totally understand what you're saying. I work with various churches throughout the week, but on Sundays, I like to sit back in a wooden pew and listen to some southern gospel. Makes you cherish the various types of ministry culture we have in America.

Mon, February 18, 2013 @ 9:24 AM

2. Matt Gwartney wrote:
After working in tech for 6 years, I found that I needed a similar retreat from the "norm" of cameras, music played by worship band, and upscale lighting. I attend an Episcopalian church here in Siloam. We sing hymns from a hymnal, are led by a handout, and the only instrument is the organ. I love it!

Mon, February 18, 2013 @ 9:28 AM

3. PDILL wrote:
Yes, Camron, I can relate! Had a chance to visit a great church in Nashville this weekend on a getaway weekend and didn't push ONE button! Thankful for the talents and skills God has blessed me to have, but sometimes you need to leave it all behind to really meet with the Lord and worship Him without responsibilities! Interesting to hear your story! Thanks for sharing.

Mon, February 18, 2013 @ 6:54 PM

4. Phil Holland wrote:
My wife and I attend a church on Saturdays were we can worship as a family. We find it very hard to worship as a family when we are doing so much inside the church service were I am on staff. I agree with you and think this approach would help with the burnout rate so high in most our churches toady.

Phil

Thu, February 21, 2013 @ 2:54 PM

5. Tom wrote:
Interesting comments...I was actually considering getting our small rural church 'into the media age' with words on the screen and possibly adding sermon outline on the screen as well. BUT, maybe I should re-evaluate, I mean, info 'techno guys' are saying things like it is good to get away from it and just be able to worship by singing hymns from a hymnal or handout.
Maybe more is not better...just thinking.

Sun, February 24, 2013 @ 8:20 PM

6. Camron Ware wrote:
Love reading these!

Sun, February 24, 2013 @ 9:15 PM

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