Monday, July 28, 2008

Out Of The Box

"If you want to reach people that no one else is reaching, you must do something that no one else is doing."

That is a great quote from Craig Groeschel the pastor of Lifechurch.tv. It is interesting that so often pastors will go off and start a church and do what others are doing to try and reach those that aren't being reached. They often feel it will work because they are different from their last pastor.

I often wonder if we are just replicating a mediocre attempt to pacify our own need as church leaders to be in control. Do we think that just cause "we" do it, God is going to use us?

If people who are not being reached are already not coming to our churches what makes anyone think these people will come just because they start a church.

There are ways of doing church that God is going to bless that no one yet has thought of. We are on the cusp of what God wants to do. We must be willing to go outside of our box to do it.

1 comment:

Rindy Walton said...

This has been a huge part of our conversations the past few wks--in planning for church plant is what we're thinking of doing in each area only because it's what "everyone does" or is it because it works? Shouldn't we look to whatever is working, regardless of where it comes from (church, businesses, etc) and use what works?! (obviously within Biblical reasoning). Thinking out of the box is essential! Great thoughts.