Thursday, September 11, 2008

Christ + Tangible = Effective

If we are going to be effective as Christians we are going to have to get outside of our walls and into the community (missional). People outside of Christianity need to see that we really do care about what them, what they do, and that we care about the community in which we live… tangible acts of charity, compassion, and kindness.

The problem is that some of these things are so obvious I never think about them. What comes to my mind is our local food bank and habitat for humanity, but there are so many more opportunities to reach into our community and shine bright for Jesus. Here is a video that displays a creative thought process meeting a real need, this is the type of ministry I hope to be a part.

Benched from Brandon McCormick on Vimeo.

If you are unfamiliar with the term missional, it basically means going: going outside of the walls of our church facility into our community. It is a mentality that gets outside of the building and builds relationships with those who are not Christ-followers, and will never come into the church. It is the mentality we must have to be relevant to a generation that no longer cares about words, but instead want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Jesus Christ is that something bigger and through Him we must let His light shine through us. May we be bright!

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