Religion in our time has been captured by the tourist mindset. Religion is understood as a visit to an attractive site to be made when we have adequate leisure. But to be a Pilgrim means we are people who spend our lives going someplace, going to God, and whose path for getting there is the way, Jesus Christ.
Family Church is what we call the dedicated "sacred" time we spend with our kids each week. We eliminate all outside distractions. We set work aside. We enjoy each other's company. We turn our attention toward God. We invite His presence into our home to interact with us, teach us, and renew us. It's beautiful and it's simple.
Tithing is a touchy subject—a “sacred cow” of sorts—so…
Let’s toss caution to the wind and go there, shall we?
As imitators of Jesus, we are asking ourselves, “How did Jesus live in relationship? What life patterns did He demonstrate that we can follow?”
Cater to the majority's demands and their own perceived needs, and you get to keep your audience. The problem with this thinking is that it’s too small....
"Isn't it selfish of us to limit ministry to smaller expressions if we have the opportunity to gather large crowds? Why bother investing in only a few people if we can reach thousands?”
Between associations with buildings, denominations, and rituals, it's become confusing. The question begging to be answered is "What is the church?"
The recognition of our need for each other and the ineffectiveness of isolation and individual elevation is central to who we are. We are a family joined by Divine purpose. We are a collective.
It shouldn't be complicated but between associations with buildings, denominations, and rituals, it's become pretty confusing. The question behind the question begging to be answered is "What is the church?"
In this few minute reflection, Joe unpacks the heart of L24 Collective through a call to invite people into a place where they can be known, loved, and transformed.