Friday, February 26, 2010

Church: Crowd or Community?

Mosaic’s Erwin McManus nails it with this great preach that you can catch – in audio or video* - at the Mosaic Podcast, and calls out his own community. (Who I have massive love for, BTW)

“You have to decide whether you just want this is to be a place where you come to observe or a place where you want to have community and communion”

“I don’t want you to come to Church. I want you to BE the Church”

Strong stuff. Challenging as ever. Great lessons to be learned.

Thanks, Erwin.

One of the Scripture passages quoted in this preach is the wonderful Micah 6:8 (New International Version)

He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

(*This particular message is entitled “A Fresh Start for Mosaic”)

HT to Bluefish TV for the image


腰痠 said...


darrin said...

This reminded me of a couple of images from LICC
LICC website

The first image is where we put ourselves (the red dots) as a Church. We can push ourselves to the edge and also perceive our influence and voice is pushed to the margins where our influence is limited.

Image 1

The 2nd image is more of the reality. We have about 120 waking hours. We are surrounded by people who we have close contact with. This is our actual sphere of influence. Its up to us with Gods help to be church where we are.

Image 2

Personally I need one to help me with two