“This time tomorrow – when we are in that place that God wants us to be in our employment or our community or our home or our work we’re dispersed but we are still the church.
We’re the church when we gather; we’re the church when we’re dispersed … it gives us a rhythm – we gather and disperse, we gather and disperse.
The people of God come together to praise God and to reflect on God, to hear God’s word and disperse to be part of what God is doing in the world and to meet God in that place. To hear God’s word in their work, and in their family and in their community and the issues of their context …
And then perhaps to gather that and bring it back to the gathered church and say, “Look what I have discovered about God. This in my place is how God is speaking and prompting and leading.” (Revd Dr Roger Walton)