What to do in an outside Church Service.

In case you missed it. It seems that Churches can now sing outside again. In fact, The Church of England have released a load of information about outside worship is found here.

As singing outside in a crowd could appear different to some, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to remember when hosting an outside Church worship service.

  1. Make sure your dressed for the season. So therefore depending on the season, this could mean winter coat for when the sun is behind a cloud, and shorts / T-shirt for when the sun is out.
  2. A two meter stick. Because you know…
  3. Have multiple garden heaters, because it gets cold.
  4. Ensure the worship leader knows that this isn’t a dry run for early morning worship at the next Church approved Big Christian Conference.
  5. Make sure there is a big sign asking EVERYONE to bring an umbrella, because rain. Particularly important in Manchester.
  6. Don’t expect to go get a pie, pint, or pizza at half time. But MY WORD. That should be a thing in all churches. from now on.
  7. Wonder out loud if church should meet outside more often.
  8. Look after that one person who actually knows all the rules and regulations. Maybe offer them a strong coffee or something stronger to help steady their nerves.
  9. Pretend its Christmas. Bring Mulled Wine.
  10. Or in fact, if you’re meeting in a park, bring cheap cider. Because memories.

Anything we’ve missed out?

Jim Bakker and The Civil War That Wasn’t

So here’s a little thing. Jim Bakker – him from The Jim Bakker show, in the light of Trump supporters storming the capital, has said that Christians don’t riot…

Which is fair enough, because you know…

A riot is bad.

A civil war on the other hand… is totally expected… I mean this is the guy that said… “there will be a civil war in the United States of America. The Christians will finally come out of the shadows because we are going to be shut up permanently if we’re not careful.”

There is also this… (kinda disturbing at points btw)

Does your worship leader like coffee?

Lets face it.

Church is a bit weird at the moment.

And while there’s a lot of chat online about preaching a sermon to a camera, compared to a congregation. There’s not of chat about worship leaders….

Lets not forget. Worship leaders need love as well – particularly during this strange and weird times. Why don’t you get them a mug? Like this…

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Not Sure About Evangelicalism And Trumpism?

I wanted to introduce this video with a little light hearted spiel about Evangelicalism (or “American Christianity”) and Donald Trump.

I was pondering some sort of timeline, between the portrayal of “culture wars”, macho Jesus in part of the American Church, and Donald Trump appearing to be sponsored by large parts of the Church in America.

Then. I was going to wonder about the influence that the American Church has on us in the UK.

But… just watch this… Paying attention to the 8 minute mark…. (Warning kinda disturbing at many points, and not suitable for small ears)

What would we be calling all of this – what would the reaction be if a number of Muslim guys broke in and prayed?