Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Worshiping with The Found is a really important part of our life together. It is interactive and engages our hearts, minds, souls and our strength. Jesus taught that the greatest commandment is to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. So maybe worship is kind of like loving God.

Our Sunday worship gatherings actually begin on Mondays when we plan the next week's gathering. We meet during lunch time for "Soup & Study" and any one who wants to come is welcome to meet with the pastor and the worship team to help form next Sunday’s gathering. We begin by choosing a topic or a text from the Scriptures and asking questions of the Biblical text, such as, "What did this mean those who first heard (or read) this?" and, "What is it saying to us at Purdue?" This interactive approach not only makes sure we’re dealing with relevant issues and responding to the questions we’re actually wondering about, but it also gets us thinking about worship (and loving God) throughout the week!

“Soup and Study” is like a small group Bible study and meets on Mondays for lunch in the downstairs cafĂ© ("Howie’s Place"). We share a meal (some brown bag it, others eat whatever is served), pray and talk with each other about what the Scriptures are saying to us. Everyone is welcome and you can come and go as your schedule allows.

Our Sunday morning worship gatherings are inspired by Jesus’ greatest commandment and by John 10:10 where Jesus says, “…I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest.” We want our worship to be full and rich and lively because God is worthy of all our praise. It’s not our parents’ church but it’s not camp or youth group, either. It’s come-as-you-are casual, but we come prepared to offer our best to God.

The Found gathers to worship Sundays at 10am