Why is informality a value to treasure in church life? Interview with Terry Virgo

Why is informality a value to treasure in church life? Interview with Terry Virgo March 25, 2011

Today’s video with Terry Virgo moves onto the fifth of seventeen values that have shaped his ministry for decades. These values are expressed as the kind of church he aims to plant:

“A church where God’s presence is prized and where God is enthusiastically worshipped with genuine freedom for men and women to worship publicly in the Holy Spirit, to use spiritual gifts and to participate in ‘body ministry’ ”

Here are some extracts from the video, followed by the video itself:

“Church is people, they are friends, they are family. They can enjoy being together in a relaxed way. . .We are enjoying sonship, access, acceptance, so we can be relaxed. . . We are God’s family. . . We want to enjoy liberty. . we have been set free. . .We are enjoying a liberty as a result of what God has done . . . When David danced before the Lord it was after God had judged men for touching the Ark . . . Dancing is not careless, irreverent. David knew God and danced with all his might. . . To be happy in the presence of God is perfectly appropriate. Clapping, celebrating, shouting, these are all biblical concepts . . . Reverence doesn’t stop us celebrating before him”

I encourage you to consider joining us at the next 300 Leaders conference where Terry Virgo will be the speaker.


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