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The Ministry of the Pew

On Sunday at Bishopston and Westbury we tried to answer the question “why do we come to church week by week?”

We used Hebrews 10:25 as our starting point:

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

In other words, it’s not just a select few who have a role to play on a Sunday, but everyone who comes to church can play their part in building up the church by encouraging whoever they chat to.

Sometimes people have captured this idea by saying that church functions by the “ministry of the pew” rather than the “ministry of the few”!

If you have 5 minutes have a look at this really helpful article that gets into the nitty gritty of doing this.