Rethinking Church

I saw this video and it made my heart jump! I agree with this. Especially the line that says, “What if church was more of an out-of-church experience. An opportunity to prove what we say we believe with our lives. Then perhaps Sunday could be a day of rest and reflection on all that we have accomplished Monday through Saturday.”

I had posted a statement on my Facebook status that got quite a heated response from people and I think that this video speaks to it. The statement was…

“If Christians in the U.S. would be quiet for a year and only do good works, that would be evangelism. Our actions are way behind our words.” —Dieter Zander

It reminds me a lot of the quote by St. Francis of Assisi…

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

It is really time for the church here in America to rethink how they do church and start thinking “outside the box”, and I believe that the box is a metaphor for the church’s building. Let’s make Sunday a day where we can rest, reflect and celebrate all that we did during the week to share the Gospel with people, even if we never used words.

What do you think?

HT to Adam McLane.

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Kim, father to Hannah & Caleb, and the connections pastor at The River Church. The thoughts expressed here are my own and not The River Church's.

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