meeting time: convenient for whom?

Since love drives our relationships, our first concern in relation to meeting times can not be personal convenience. That said, there has got to be an element of self-aware realism. Committing to church at a time that will be squeezed out three out of four weeks by the circumstances of life is hardly a good option.

The missionary thought process is the one to pursue as we consider our big church and small church meetings. How can the meeting time we choose best serve the others in the group that God will gather? Families, city workers, shift workers, students… this is something in relation to which we need to bear with one another as we plan our larger gathering and as we work out options in terms of time and venue for small group gatherings.

Sunday mornings are looking likely for big church. As for small churches, we have huge flexibility as we become all things to all people that we might love one another and all.