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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Nov 25, 2007.
Does your church have an evening service?
nope, we just do Sunday mornings
Evening services twice a week unless we are in Revival or have a special singing. Then it is more.
Twice a week??? Think he's talking about a SUNDAY EVENING service, and only one of them in a week, brother.
Our church has corporate worship, fellowship and study Sunday morning and afternoon.
Working on next Sunday's sermon this evening. Another elder will cover Bible study.
Sunday evening and mid-week are, of course, not proscribed in the Word, so it is a matter of choice of each body.
What's that supposed to mean?
We have 2 services on Sunday morning. We tried a Saturday night service for a while but it took a lot of resources and it turns out most of those who came were those who wanted their kids to play sports on Sunday so we stopped it about a year ago. I'm glad we did. It was a wonderful service but it took a LOT out of the staff.
We do Sunday AM and Sunday PM. We also have prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings (not just another preaching service).
OP did not specify Sunday in the question... only evening.
As to Evening services not proscribed, you are correct. However, For several years after Pentecost, it is believed by many scholars that the early Christians met daily in the Temple and in houses breaking bread.
We have Sunday evening services sometimes. We will have evening services during Advent, and we have them a few other times during the year.
We have Bible Study both Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening...except for the last Wed of the month, then the whole church comes together to do TeamKID...
Following this example, we have church on Sunday mornings and small groups in homes on another night of the week (each group chooses when to meet - we're Friday night). I think it's a close example of the NT church and I know it's been a TREMENDOUS blessing to us personally. It's the way we can get fed and worship corporately - and then fellowship and have a more intimate prayer time and ministry to the body in the small groups.
Just a gentle stab with a dull spoon.
Accually my church does not have "worship" on Sunday evenings. We have a children's program that meets in the Worship Center, an adult Bible study that meets in another meeting space, and the youth group does their thing on their floor. Additionally, we have a parenting class meeting which should wrap up in a couple weeks. So there are a couple hundred on campus for one purpose or another.
We stopped the traditional Sunday evening worship about 4 years ago. I supply preach at a small rural church from time to time while I am in school, and they still do Sunday night just like Sunday mornings--minus the ties. :laugh:
I think it is one of the few churches on the planet left that have a Sunday night alter call. :BangHead:
But they love the Lord.
I think more churches have invitations on Sunday evenings than you think.
The church I am serving as interim pastor has a Sunday evening schedule that includes several children's/youth musical rehearsals, plus a light supper, plus "Journey". Journey groups -- right now there are groups for youth, adults, and women -- are opportunities to study some topic or issue. Think BTU without reading the fourth part!
Worship is added for seasonal purposes ... e.g.., several Advent musical services.
We only have Sunday morning services. Also have small groups in several different homes 2x a month, with 6- 10 in each home group. Then Wednesday evening services with dinner every Wed. Kids on Tuesday. Christian based movies about once a month on friday night.
My church just has two morning services. On Wednesday evenings, we have a variety of programs for all ages (and genders). Small groups meet in differing homes throughout the week.
Generally, our Sunday Nights are for children and youth activities. We do have a service on an average of once a month that is a concert, hymnsing, seasonal music or drama presentation or some other kind of "special" service. 3-4 times a year we have a cookout with a service/hymnsing away from the church building.
We are planning on starting some topical Bible studues primarily aimed at the parents of those involved in our children's and youth Sunday night activities.
We have Sunday School and two morning worship services. On Sunday evening, we have a variety of discipleship training sessions geared toward various age groups and interests. On Wednesday evening we have a fellowship meal and prayer meeting (where we actually pray for most of it) and then additional discipleship training, R.A.s and G.A.s, and children's programs.
During Advent Season we often have evening worship services on Sundays, and in the week before Easter, we have evening services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
I nominiate Dr Bob for the BB supreme court. He interperted my OP corectley. Standing firm would make a great lawyer, he looks for the loopholes:laugh: