Monthly afternoon service: families

Yesterday, we had our monthly afternoon service. We purposefully try to make it a different format to the morning service. Instead of systematically preaching through a book of the Bible, we take a theological topic, watch a relevant video and then break into small groups to discuss some questions. We come back together for a plenary feedback session and then we do the whole thing a second time to push our thinking a bit further.

This Sunday we took a (very) brief look at families. Here is what we did:


  1. In what areas does the Bible say issues of headship/submission exist? §Ephesians 5:22-31; 1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 1 Timothy 2:8-15
  2. Specifically in relation to husbands and wives, how do we think this relationship ought to work itself out in our homes?
  3. What is hard to hear about this teaching (especially in our culture)? Why, despite this, might we call it good and beautiful?


  1. Why should we try to lead our families in worship?
    §Ephesians 5:22-6:4
  2. What are some of the benefits of leading family worship? What are some of the difficulties in doing this?
  3. What will you do to start family worship in your home?