The What & The Why of Second Sundays

By June 23, 2013Archive

Second Sundays Messy.  Authentic.  Engaging.  Openhanded.  Stimulating.  These are not words one typically hears used in reference to a church service.  More often, the description ranges from boring, rigid, and cold to cliché, trite and manipulative.  This is why on every second Sunday at iNVERSION we like to make life difficult for ourselves.

With a free-for-all buffet style dinner together to start the night and an open Q&A session with the iN leadership team to end it, things can get quite messy!  However, we know that many unchurched and dechurched attend a service warily, if at all, expecting to be asked to check their brains at the door and put a check in the basket.  We ask for neither.  We hope our visitors eat a big, delicious, diverse meal provided by our members, hold onto their money and ask us their toughest questions after the service.

Our goal is to welcome all as Jesus welcomed us, for the glory of God (Romans 15:7).  Good, nourishing food that we eat free of charge reminds us of Jesus, the Bread of Life, who satisfies us eternally and whom we receive by grace alone (John 6:35; Ephesians 2:8-9); and this Jesus is the ultimate Answer to the most profound questions of history (2 Corinthians 1:20).  Furthermore, it allows our whole church body to participate in serving one another and visitors by exercising their cooking (or grocery shopping!) skills.  We hope you’ll join us on our next second Sunday!

Dane Olney

Author Dane Olney

Dane Olney is joyfully married to his high school sweetheart Brittany and they have a son named Levi. He is the Discipleship Pastor of VCC and is pursuing an MDiv in Christian Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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