John Alan Turner

Speaker, Author, Mentor, Coach, Facilitator

Assumptions About Church

I spent most of yesterday with all the strategic partner churches of North Point Community Church. One of the things Andy Stanley talked to us all about yesterday morning is the fact that we all have assumptions about church. Sometimes our assumptions are true; sometimes they're false. But the real problem is that we sometimes forget that not everyone shares our assumptions about church. These assumptions are so obvious to us that we can't imagine how a person could not share them.

Here are some examples:

Everyone likes to stand in rows and sing.

Listening to a sermon is the best way to learn new information.

Sunday morning is the best time to meet.

What are some other examples of assumptions church people have about church?