For those of you who have been following this Blog for a while you'll know that for a while I wanted to put together some kind of alternative service. This culminated in the creation of "The Space" a reflective service that started earlier this year. "The Space" did everything that I hoped it would. It was easy to organise, easy to set up, reflective, non-confrontational, enjoyable whether you are 10 or 90 and really got people thinking about Jesus and what it means to follow Jesus.
"The Space" started with five people who didn't really know each other that well at the start of the process and ended with six people who do know each other pretty well and who are keen to share their spiritual journey's with each other and none of us really knowing anyone else who we could invite to be a part of it. For me this put the "The Space" at a cross roads. We could continue as we are ignoring what could be gained by more intensely interacting with each and try doing the good old try and drag people into our space through advertising. But, there is no way I'm going to go down that road. Instead we're going to start a small / discussion / home church kind of group. If the need for "The Space" arises we will surely resurrect it again. But for now it's time for a break.