The Big Table

The Big Table by Steve Collins 

Worth checking out at Small Ritual.  I have been saying this to whoever would listen to me for years that pews kill rather than enhance worship, regardless of the style you worship in.

4 thoughts on “The Big Table”

  1. Interact at the tables by talking with one another. Small groups almost always interact in a large group discussion (no cross talk allowed !) I believe that one-to-one or small groups of 4 conversation is very beneficial. In larger groups many people say very little while others talk too much. You also need a discussion leader. One-to-one conversations or groups of 4 don’t need a leader. Check out most restaurants or cafe’s and the tables are set up for 2 or 4 people. With a group of 12 people in 55 minutes you could have 11 different conversations with 11 different people and get 11 different perspectives on a particular topic. Everyone would have an equal say. John Wesley’s original class meetings gave everyone in the class circle 5 minutes each to share what was on their heart. One-to-one conversations will accomplish the same thing but you share with others and listen to their stories on an equal basis. You will get 30 minutes to talk and 30 minutes to listen in an hour.
    “None are silent but many are not heard.”
    “I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.”
    2 John 1:12
    “No institution can be good which does not tend to improve the individual.” Margaret Fuller

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