Monday, December 31, 2007

More than mega

In the North American church, bigger is too often associated with better--but not with everyone. Michael Spencer writes about Christians who focus not on building a new sanctuary, but on rebuilding houses ruined by a hurricane:
They’ve come into the ruins and incarnated Jesus, the carpenter, by serving and loving the homeless. They build and repair houses. The reputation of Jesus in that community is not displayed on a neon sign, but in the finished houses and tears of those who will live in them.

Those Christians are a different kind of church. A footwashing, gospel-living, Kingdom-embodying, incarnational movement of Jesus followers.

I’ve got a prediction: They never will be big.
Thanks to The Gospel-Driven Church for the link.


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