One thing I miss most about the institutional church (and a big reason I go back from time to time) is to enjoy being with a big group of saints, singing their hearts out together.
The funny thing is: when I was a kid in the Jesus Movement, the worship (meaning group singing) we had, sitting on the floor in someone’s living room, wasn’t any less powerful than what I’ve experienced in most institutional church settings.
Yet most of the worship I’ve experienced in “organic” church settings has been painfully lackluster, if not downright dead. Not all of it, mind you. There have been some notable and welcome exceptions. But they were the exceptions, not the rule.
So, I’d love to know if any of you guys who have home groups / house churches / organic churches—whatever you wanna call 'em—have any kind of group singing / worship and, if so, if it compares to what you experienced in the institutional church.