Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"All types of churches should be simply missional. What we are advocating is for church leaders to distill their ideology of what church is to the irreducible minimum that defines a church as God’s gathered people, sent to a particular community as His redemptive gift to that community.
We need all types of missional churches–big, small, traditional, contemporary, with country music (did we say that?), hip-hop, some with guitars, some with organs. We need churches in homes and churches in well-marked buildings.
The container is not the issue. The issue is not staying contained." Ed Stetzer
Here's the money part of that quote.
A church is - God’s gathered people, sent to a particular community as His redemptive gift to that community.
New Hope Baptist Church is not buildings, a corporation, or an address.
It is a gift of grace to Valparaiso and its surroundings to serve as a beacon of hope and hands of love to the people we live and work with.
That "Love God, Love People, Serve All" - deal? Yeah, that's what I'm pushing because that's what God expects from us.