If you do it in a family then you can do it as a church

Gospel-Centered ChurchTim Chester gives this little challenge from his book, Gospel-Centred Church:

Start playing around with this principle:  'If you wouldn't do it as a family, then you shouldn't do it as a church.'  It does not always work.  Families do not submerge members under water and they do not recruit new members--although good families are welcoming and inclusive.  But give it a try and see where it takes you.  Then have a go with: 'If you do it in a family, then you can do it as a church.'

What comes to your mind?  Eating, serving, sharing, sacrificing ...