Sunday, March 5, 2017

Assumptions Of Affluence

One may read that home groups are a must in the Church -- if not that, then this would seem to be assumed. However, people who promote home groups often begin with the assumptions of the affluent: members of such groups will have space, they will have furniture, access to their homes will not be restricted, their environment will be safe, there will be transport to get people there, members will have fairly regular work schedules, and so on. In fact one has to overlook a great deal to assume that home groups are a universal solution for the Church. OBSERVATION: In practice, what may happen instead, in the inner city, is that many or most groups meet at the Church. I think, too, that if home groups work, it is not necessarily a good sign. In some circumstances, it may mean that one is reaching the affluent.

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