If you've been following the blog, you may know that we have been struggling through this church plant adventure. It hasn't been easy. In fact, it's been everything but easy.
As we approach our 2 year mark, I look at all that we have been through, and all that we have struggle with, and more often than not, I find myself in a dark lonely space. Personally, this has really challenged me spiritually. I know I want to be obedient and follow Jesus. And I know that God has brought me to this place for a reason. But lately, my heart has been leading me to rethink church. To rethink what we are called to do.
For the last three months, I have been praying over what I believe to be a vision for the church that we are planting. It's a vision that will challenge not only myself, but those who have started the church with us. The vision breaks down the traditional idea of church and challenges us to do church a little differently. A church that engages the community. A church that breaks down stereotypes and expectations. A church that looks less and less like every other church in our area and more and more like the heart of God.
As I have was praying over this vision, and seeking God's direction, I came across this video from Francis Chan at the Verge Conference. God's timing is perfect.
Take a few minutes to watch this video.
Is it possible? Do you think such a church could exist? A church passionate about Worship? Community? Discipleship? Serving? Telling? Can the Acts 2 church be a viable church today?
I want that church. That's the church I want to lead. That's the church that challenges me to be like Jesus. That's the church Jesus bled for.
Harvest Church. Let's do church differently.
*This Sunday, November 3rd, 2013, is Vision Sunday, at Harvest Church. Join us as we present a vision for the next 2 years for Harvest Church. www.HarvestChurchToday.org.
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