This is a transcription of the audio of a YouTube video used relative to our morning service on 15 February 2015.
This is the Missional Church: simple.
In the past, churches have spent large amounts of resources to construct the most attractive places imaginable for the community in which they were situated.
Great music, compelling teaching, and a host of programmes designed to gather people together were the staple of such church communities.
Anyone who wanted to come was welcome, and church members were encouraged to invite their friends and neighbours.
Generally, people had a pleasant experience.
The people who came – and were cared for – seemed relatively similar. Education, income, pastimes, race, struggles and histories seemed to be almost identical.
Eventually, someone asked the question: what about all the other people who aren’t like us but who live around us?
Why aren’t they here too? [Read more…]