By Samuel Lam
Before I moved to Southern California and visited Trinity Church for the first time, I was part of a mobile house church that I had been attending for about half the time I was going to school in San Jose. It was different from all the other churches I had attended. One of the things that really captivated me was that during Sunday services, we would actually set up the chairs in a circle. The idea of the circle was to allow everyone to see one another and make it easy to open up discussion. Rather than just have the pastor talk the whole time, it was encouraged for everyone to talk and ask questions. The idea was that it was essential to not just sit and soak in information, but to actively think about the information and use different mediums, such as discussion, to drive the point home.
It was probably the best church experience I ever had in my life. It was different from what I had experienced before. But it was so good for me. Not only did I get a chance to learn differently, but it help me learn that I may have insight that other people of the church never even considered. We all learned with each other.