While I have had initial hesitation, because I’m very comfortable in the traditional church setting, I want to see the church grow out of it’s traditions, and into a body of believers that shares their faith journey with a mission of sharing the Good News. I think so often we can get so comfortable, and dare I say lazy, with our activities around the “church” that we forget that Jesus didn’t spend His days hanging out in the synagogue, He went out among the people that needed to hear His message. If this new community of faith has a mission like that, then it is that kind of “church” I want to be apart of. And just a note, that I’m not saying traditional churches don’t have programs that are outreach ministries. However the key is that churches do outreach, they don’t generally operate for the purpose of outreach, their outreach is programatic.
In the world we live in today, we need to change how we reach people, but not necessarily what we believe. Even though at this point and time I am affiliated with the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, I am first and formost a Christian. I don’t really care what denomination I identify with so long as their beliefs are Biblical and based on God’s truth.
Well, that’s all for tonight.