One thing I've noticed in sampling different churches (it took MrsG and me a long time to find one we liked) is that there seems to be a trend toward focusing on small groups as the way to experience religion. They still hold the main service on the weekend, but that's sort of viewed as a way to worship and learn a quick lesson, while the small groups are focused on providing fellowship and real learning. I know this has existed before in the context of Bible studies and such, but this seems to bring a new depth to that concept.
I suspect this is because of the growing tendency to mega churches where Sunday worship is too packed for any real fellowship. Perhaps ironically, I don't generally like mega churches, but I do find the trend toward small group learning interesting and potentially beneficial. We aren't yet involved in a small group, so I can't say if it really is a good thing or not, but it does seem like an approach that could be more conducive to real reflection on, and study of, one's faith.
Originally Posted by acidboy
acid daughter just finished her appointment with a ortho-oncologist regarding lesions on her leg bone. doctor says its nothing to worry about. whew!
Great news! I'm sure it's a tremendous weight off your shoulders.