I assume you have questions. Please ask them!

A New Wrinkle at Emmaus

No, I’m not talking about the fact that we are all getting older. I’m talking about the addition of something new – a new feature at Emmaus Christian Fellowship that I think will help us grow in Christ and our understanding of the Christian faith.

The Value of Asking Quality Questions

This new wrinkle is really quite simple – I am requesting that you as the congregation develop the habit of regularly asking quality questions that pertain to the Christian faith. It is my hope that these questions will then give leadership an opportunity to study and respond to issues that truly matter to you (if they matter to you, they probably matter to others as well).

I imagine that these questions will arise as you listen to sermons, study through Emmaus Essentials, have discussions in your GCG’s, study the Word on your own, and interact with others in the community. The idea is to encourage folks to think deeply on whatever they happen to be considering. There are no dumb questions. Anything goes (a humble and respectful tone would certainly be appreciated). Remember, if you have questions about something it is highly likely that others have the same questions in their mind as well.

Our Plan to Provide Quality Answers

I plan to receive the questions and then personally address them, or ask one of the other leaders of Emmaus to address them, in an appropriate forum.

Some questions will be addressed in a sermon or sermon series (I plan to devote at least one sermon every two months to Q&A). If the question is “big” a sermon series might be devoted to it. Other questions might be addressed through a blog post, through Emmaus Essentials, or through recommending books, articles, videos, or podcasts on the particular subject.

The idea is to encourage more engagement and critical thinking. This will surely lead to more learning for the one asking the question, the one providing the answer, and the church as a whole.

Please Participate

Please participate! Questions can be submitted at any time by going to emmauscf.org/questions, by sending an email to [email protected], or by simply calling me at 951-444-8765.

Please do not expect a full response to all questions immediately. I would like the leadership to have the opportunity to provide quality answers. That means we may need time to do some honest study, which takes time. We will respond right away to let you know that we have received the question and how we plan to address it. 

I look forward to the dialogue!

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