So he called Chisholm and state representative Josh Zepnick and asked them to come talk to his congregation.
The average U.S. congregation has been shedding men for years, and now skews 61% female and 39% male.
At this point, Kathrada wept, and many in the congregation did too.
He read an open letter to his congregation on same-sex marriage, and what the Bible teaches about Christian love.
He told his congregation, “I will say this emphatically: I should have never been arrested.”
The pulpit was between the doors that opened upon the faces of the congregation.
It is true of every appearance which a minister makes before a congregation.
And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
Many rules have been proposed for winning the attention of the congregation.
Every minister of the gospel is a “drawer of water,” to his congregation, from the “Spiritual Rock” which follows the church.
mid-14c., "a gathering, assembly," from Old French congregacion (12c., Modern French congrégation), from Latin congregationem (nominative congregatio), noun of action from congregare (see congregate).
Used by Tyndale to translate Greek ekklesia in New Testament and by some Old Testament translators in place of synagoge. (Vulgate uses a variety of words in these cases, including congregatio but also ecclesia, vulgus, synagoga, populus.) Protestant reformers in 16c. used it in place of church; hence the word's main modern sense of "local society of believers" (1520s).