DUE TO THE LITTLE ROCK MARATHON, THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON WORSHIP IN THE CHURCH BUILDING ON MARCH 5. STREET CLOSURES FOR THE LITTLE ROCK MARATHON MAKE TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE CHURCH BUILDING DIFFICULT DURING THAT DAY. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US FOR OUR VARIOUS HOUSE CHURCHES THROUGHOUT THE CITY. IF YOU DID NOT SIGN UP FOR A HOUSE CHURCH, YOU MAY JOIN US AT LAKE NIXON AT 10:00 AM.
“HOUSE CHURCHES” WILL MEET AT SEVERAL DIFFERENT LOCATIONS DURING THE DAY
For the first two hundred years of their existence, the early Church met in homes. These believers made a habit of gathering together in these house churches, breaking bread, praising God, and caring for each other. Many of these churches were led by women like Priscilla (1 Cor. 16:19), Nympha (Colossians 4:15), and Lydia (Acts 16:11-15); women whose leadership is often lost in a long list of all the reasons why women can’t lead in the church.
While it is not feasible or practical for our large congregation to meet in a house church on a regular basis, we have a unique opportunity approaching. Sunday, March 5 is both the beginning of Baptist’s Women in Ministry’s Month of Advocacy and the Little Rock Marathon (making it nearly impossible to get to church that morning). Because we can’t gather in our church building, we will use this opportunity to gather as the earliest Christians did, in homes (and a few restaurants) to break bread, praise God, and care for each other. These groups, led by women, will spend some time with one of the most prominent “why not” texts for Women in Ministry. We will also eat together, sharing a potluck meal over brunch, lunch, or dinner.