ordinary, everyday life

"The context for this gospel-centred community and mission is not events, but ordinary, everyday life. Programmes are what we create when Christians are not doing what they are supposed to be doing in everyday life. Because we are not pastoring one another in everyday life we create accountability groups. Because we are not sharing the gospel in everyday life we create guest services. because we are not joining social groups to witness to Jesus we create our own church social groups. Please do not misunderstand. We are not against meetings or events or programmes. Indeed the regular meeting of the church around God's word is vital for the health of everything else, for this is where God's people are prepared for works of service. But the works of service themselves take place in the context of everyday life."

Steve Timmis & Tim Chester, Everyday Church