When you look at Christian fellowship in the Bible, you’re sure to find food somewhere near the middle of it. There is something about eating with other believers that feeds not only your body, but your soul. Jesus asked that we remember him by bread and wine; we call it Communion. Jesus also said that we are to fellowship with believers.
For the last five months, I’ve been privileged to be part of a communion that is changing the way I see Church. I’m sharing this because there’s a believer’s life lesson to be learned here – whether you’re a worship leader or not.
Every second Tuesday, I go to Lunch. I meet with other local worship leaders from around the East Texas area and get to rub shoulders and share ideas. We’re all the same, and we’re all different. We’re all a part of the body of Christ, and we’re each a different part of the body. I like to think that I’m a toe. But if we were all toes, it would stink.
If this were a meeting of local Realtors, you could cut the air with a knife. Very few ideas would be shared, and any helpful hints would be accidental. Not so with this group! We pray for each other, share resources, encourage one another and genuinely follow up at our next Lunch. We’re brothers and sisters. None of us are perfect, but we all have the same vision: to see God’s kingdom expand, and to see believers follow Christ in discipleship. Interestingly, Lunch feels kind of like Church.
It’s easy to go to Church. To be the Church, we need to have more Lunch.