The people come, bringing something of themselves. Then they leave.
"After we receive the bread, we're gonna go to the kitchen," he said. "We have cheese pizza tonight."
“These old buildings are well made and historic,” my real estate agent friend interjected. “Surely we can think of new uses for them.”
It’s hard not to feel a bit envious. Saddleback Church recently launched the Daniel Plan, a church-based diet regimen that includes small group accountability sessions, expert opinion, recipes and exercise classes before Sunday services. The program appears to be working: so far, some 15,000 participants have lost a collective 260,000 pounds. What can mainline churches learn from the Daniel Plan’s success?
When I saw the National Back to Church Sunday video, I immediately posted it on my Facebook wall with a one-word comment: "Lovely." Then the debate began.