Why have we been avoiding the city? The church will go in and do projects, but then heads back out. The hole remained without any permanent gospel presence. After nineteen months living in the city, I can say that we have been missing out on opportunities.
I’m not afraid of heights, I just have issue with the potential of experiencing that sudden stop after falling. So it’s not without some coincidental humor to consider that I live among the tallest buildings in the entire region. Thankfully, I look out over top of a parking garage, so I don’t feel like I’m as many stories up as I actually reside. Continue reading “It’s the Sudden Stop”
Setting out to plant a church in the middle of the city is rather audacious. Especially when one has few resources and is reaching out to people used to the Fortune 500s of downtown (we have 7), big names of professional teams, big pockets of influential businesses and business people, and so forth. I have … well, considerably less.
“But God owns it all!” Yes, I often remind Him and I both that truth as I look out over billions of financial activity around me, yet He hasn’t showered it down on me to utilize. No, He’s pushed for a more creative approach. Continue reading “Doing Much with Little”
If you stole a peak at my personal writings in the last few days, you’d see a trend: it’s raining. Of course, you could know that by looking out a window here or even stepping outside. Either way.
The rain finally ended today, and so Sunday we ventured out to the riverfront to see the effects. Continue reading “Margin”