Published on December 19th, 2012 | by Jason Brueckner0
#MissionalMoves by @robwegner and @jmagruder (@alanhirsch)
So, here’s the reality of the situation: The church as we know it, as we have known it the past twenty or thirty or fifty years, has stayed the same. The consistency of what happens within the church walls is probably a good thing, because when something works than you stick to it right? My wife will seldom order something different when she knows the perfectly filling, tasty entree at a restaurant. But, what if her tastebuds change and she wants more taste? What if she discovers that that same entree leaves her hungry when the check comes? Well, those who sit in the pews have slowly become that way. People are changing but the church is not changing. People are becoming more globally minded, or even multi-generational, and churches and pastors are getting sideswiped with these millennials.
Not only that, but we have so tainted the church as she was meant to be. We have bogged it down with schedules and inward-looking agendas. The church was never meant to be built up; she was meant to build out. Expand her walls until it covers the entire world!