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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Contents

Wonder and wow factor
9
Admitting and acknowledging
17
The Bible and bashing
23
Bottom line and benchmark
31
Problems and petitions
37
Handshakes and hugs
45
Receiving and renewing
53
Pilgrimage and participation
61
Further reading
70
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