Church was not always done the way we do it. There was a time when Christians gathered around tables, included the strangers and the poor, ate together, and talked about Jesus. This form of church occurred mostly during the rst three hundred years of Christianity, and was highly e ective in bringing lost people to Jesus. While the church of today is very meaningful to Christ-followers, it is failing to help our lost neighbors nd their way to the Savior. That is no small concern for Jesus’ churches, all of which are called to be in the rescue business.
This eight session video series can be used in a group discussion as a companion to the book by the same name. It examines what it might be like for a traditional church to plant a dinner church in a nearby hurting neighborhood. Revelation 3:20 makes it clear that Jesus still wants to have dinner with sinners. That likely means he wants his church to set the table.