There has been an idea churning about in my head for awhile. It has to do with planting new fellowships (congregations) around a common interest or enthusiasm. Let me explore a possibility with you.
In my past life, I was a drama teacher at a local high school (Sam Barlow H.S. in the Gresham district). One of the things I noted was the closeness the students developed while working together to put on plays and various productions. Life-long friendships, even marriages, came from those experiences.
Here’s the question: why not plant a church with and among people who share an interest in communicating through the dramatic arts? Would such a fellowship develop the same camaraderie as I observed in among teens, or do we grow out of that as we get older? I picture a congregation who gathers for worship, fellowship, prayer and meals, just like a typical “house church.” But there would be something else: the group would work together periodically to communicate significant ideas through dramatic presentations.
Could that work? What do you think? I look forward to your thoughts.