Published on the PCANZ leadership blog – Candour
It seems so obvious doesn’t it? A congregation takes their eyes off themselves and opens up to join God in mission in the community and then in this act of love, faith and sacrifice – finds itself transformed. That’s a good thing, right?
So what stops many congregations from doing just that? I think it’s because it’s too difficult. Too risky. To uncertain. Who know where it may lead?
We struggle to let go of the thought that once “everyone” was part of the church and we were the hub of the community. We grew by natural reproduction – our members had babies and they “belonged” to the church.
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