For the first 300 years of Christianity, Christ’s followers would meet in homes and have Agape feasts, or more precisely, Love feasts. They would share life through eating, worshiping, and focusing on the main thing…Jesus!
Which Christ UMC has been striving to do every Wednesday night through a meal starting at 5:30, with Worship and The Word presented for 1) adults with a discussion around tables and prayer for each other at the end of the evening and 2) Agape Kids where the children are lead by Pastor Wendy.
The goal has been to invite anyone and everyone from the community as an evangelistic outreach. Also, the existing church members were invited to be part of the discipleship process of making relationships and walking along with new people as we fully participate in the evening. Which has been done well.
But, in every person’s life and a ministry’s life, we need to spend time reminding ourselves to keep the main the main thing, which is Jesus. So, for 8 weeks ending on Ash Wednesday, we will be coming together and practice the Agape Feast by eating, worshiping, studying, and praying to start January 8th.