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Changing Places

Joel and I were able to take a break from playing music in the worship service this morning, so we decided that it might be nice to sit in a different spot.

Rather than right up the front on the right hand side near where the musicians play from we decided to sit on the very left hand side half way to the back.

You should have seen the reaction.

It was like we had done something to break through the normal social order. We had.
Very interesting dynamics.

One lady came up to us and said “why are you sitting over here? is everything alright?”

I like breaking through the normal social order. Maybe that’s what needs to be done more often to make people a little bit less comfortable.

I liked having a week off. But I think I’m looking forward to getting back into it.



5 thoughts on “Changing Places

  1. Once I told a lady that If she sat on my side of the church instead of her regular side (the other side) thee church might tip over. She thought I was calling her fat. That was a tough one to smooth over.

    Posted by Dave | April 22, 2006, 8:29 pm
  2. our senior pastor and i once made everyone sit in age groups in the church… we were showing the fact that there is no one between 20 and 35 in the church besides me.

    the interesting dynamic was watching the old ladies who always sit in the same seat in the back. they took the first chance they could to get their regular seat back. 🙂

    have a nice day


    Posted by tuffy | April 22, 2006, 8:33 pm
  3. we did it in salvation army rank once.

    all the male officers at the front.
    all the male soldiers behind them.
    all the female officers behind them.
    all the female soldiers behind them.
    and all the non-covenented in the back corner in a section too small for them all to fit.

    It was deliberate as a representation of what it used to be like in the jewish synagog.

    Then we all were able to participate in communion if we wanted to (representng the acceptance of faith in Jesus Christ) and then we were allowed to sit anywhere we wanted to for the rest of the service. It was a very interesting piece of symbolism that worked so well.

    Posted by Kathleen Pearce | April 23, 2006, 1:03 am
  4. Heh, I always sit in front, cause I want to be close to the action, in most churches front row is usually where the pastor / officer sits and I like to rub shoulders with men and women of faith.

    We jokingly used to say tho that second row is where the anointing hits (skipping the first row)

    Posted by Patrik Olterman | April 25, 2006, 3:46 am
  5. The sun resides in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is shaped like a flying saucer, flat and with a bulge in the center.

    Posted by Replica Watches | December 25, 2013, 8:47 pm

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Kathleen Johansson

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