The new testament writers describe the early church movement as one that happened in homes among small communities centered around the story of Jesus.
As the church grew and became more and more structured, it also metamorphosed from a counter-political movement to a place where the church and state were virtually indistinguishable.
So how did we get to where we are today, with an institutionalized church headquartered in buildings, properties, systems, and structures? More importantly, what are the implications of our early history for our current context? How can looking at our past help us understand who we are in the present? And, perhaps most importantly of all, how can it help us imagine our future?
This week at New Wineskins we’ll explore some of the “hidden years” of the early church movement, talk about how Christianity went from persecuted to prescribed, and think about how God might be shaping the church to come.
Join us in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company this Sunday and be part of the conversation!
Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm