Monday, June 30, 2008

What's next?

Read this on Perry Noble's blog this morning:

I believe that the most effective ways of doing church haven’t even been discovered yet…quite possibly because those that God is going to use to introduce them aren’t even in the Kingdom yet. (read the rest of the post here)

This has totally messed me up this morning.

Years ago I heard a quote that said "The Radicals of today become the diehards of tomorrow". I suppose I have always viewed myself as a bit of a radical. I like to be different. I like to try new things. I don't easily accept the status quo.

Growing up I had some serious problems with my church environment. It had become stayed, introverted and at the time in my opinion old fashioned and irrelevant. It frustrated me then and does no when people speak about how it used to be.

I want to learn lessons from the past and I do not want to become diehard frustrating the vision and passion of the new young radicals. Boxing the church into the way I see church is too small a vision for the mission of the greatest radical of all - Jesus.

By the way I refuse to become a diehard its too boring!


Andy said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm really being challenged at the moment about not becoming stale. I'm goin to make a point, whether I'm leading worship or just playing and singing, of always doing something different (and hopefully better).

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