EJ Ravago is a husband, father, and church planter in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary. Other than theology and ministry, he enjoys fishing, working on his Jeep, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He hopes to one day live on a five-acre self-sufficient farm.

Why Liturgy Matters
By EJ Ravago

I’m a freshman church planter. But New Abbey, our small congregation, is not your typical church plant. Every Sunday, we follow a liturgy: We read texts from a lectionary, corporately confess our sins, hear words of assurance, recite the Apostles’ Creed, partake in communion (which has a formalized order), and pass the peace.