What Am I Doing Here?: A Beginner's Guide to Church

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Church House Publishing, 2008 - Religion - 74 pages
Have you ever wondered what church is all about? Ever found yourself in a service wondering what on earth is going on? And what the point of it all is?
Whether you're completely new to church or have been coming to church for a while, this little book is here to help you!
With a down-to-earth style and subtle humour, What Am I Doing Here? takes you through an Anglican Holy Communion service, demystifying what happens - and why.
Subjects covered include:
What are you doing here?: The need to meet your maker
Worship: The need to celebrate and count our blessings
Confession: The need for accounting procedures and a clean slate
Sermons: The need for wise words and challenging questions
The Creed: The need for a basic belief system
Prayer: The need to engage with the wider world and ask for help
The Peace: The need to live in right relationship with others
Holy Communion: The need for strength, comfort and delight
Being sent out and the after-church chat: The need to share the journey

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Wonder and wow factor
Admitting and acknowledging
The Bible and bashing
Bottom line and benchmark
Problems and petitions
Handshakes and hugs
Receiving and renewing
Pilgrimage and participation
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