Church as a Relational Lab

Dan White Jr. writes, “Churches have built compounds for cognitive learning rather than relational labs for conversing, listening and practicing.” Blessed is the church that realizes there is more to spiritual formation than cognitive learning. There is a relational lab to be built by sharing small talk and deep conversations, partnering for prayer, listening deeply, and serving shoulder to shoulder.

2 thoughts on “Church as a Relational Lab

  1. Excellent point. Similar to what Andy Stanley says about spiritual formation in “Deep and Wide”. I love the activities provided in the Dynamic Marriage Course. I wish there were good resources for those kind of guided, interactive discussions in church classes. Know of any?

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