The Primary Work of the Church Is NOT on Sundays

Jerry Cook writes in his book The Monday Morning Church,

“While the church on Sunday is extremely important, what happens on Sunday is not the primary work of the church. The assembly of the church is meant to equip and encourage and enhance the real work of the church, which doesn’t take place within the four walls of a sanctuary. It takes place on the highways and byways and in all the workplaces and meeting places in the world.”

What do you think?

I used to think that it was all about Sunday. I don’t think this any more. The weekend worship service is not the primary work of the church. How can it be when most of the “church” is sitting on seats not doing any work at all?

The church is the Body of Christ. The work of the church happens all week long as believers engage in the mission of Jesus by following Him and helping others to follow Him too.

I’m not saying that Sunday worship gatherings aren’t important. I believe they are important — but they aren’t the primary work of the church.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Be very clear that the primary work of the church is not on Sunday!

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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  1. Chris Jefferies
    Chris Jefferies says:

    That's a good, balanced view, Dave. Thanks for posting.

    It strikes me that if I'm not for Jesus full-time, then am I for him at all?

    Church is not primarily about meetings. It's about relationship, community, and touching the world with the love of Christ. HalleluYah!

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