Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Word From the Other Side

Timely insights from a friend on the other side of the pond. Reflecting on the recent Cliff Lectures, Andrew Jones (aka Tall Skinny Kiwi) wrote:

The emerging church movement is a sustainable church movement and as the country enters recession, as budgets tighten, and as creativity is ignited, the emerging churches have already learned to start off without a budget, without buildings, without paid professionals and can offer the wider church the gift of their experience - which means that the mission of Christ can still go forward and even thrive, despite the economic woes around us. (emphasis added) Read more

Whether you see eye-to-eye with everything in the emerging church movement, the missional movement, or embrace neither of these terms, be thankful that the Church is not dependent on budgets, buildings, or staff but on Christ alone. Tough times do not threaten His mission!

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