Story First

Read this post from Seth Godin.

Too often I think churches get in the habit of doing the work and lose sight of the story. Our overarching story is that Jesus died to save sinners, and he rose again to give us new life. That’s the story, so what’s the work that we are called to do?

  • The program driven mind set gets in the rut of doing what we’ve always done.
  • The building driven mind set gets in the rut of thinking the church is a location, bring them in.
  • The church that adopts someone else’s model without making it unique to their context is denying that Jesus has a story for their community that is unique and powerful.
  • we could go on, but I won’t

These mindsets are not where churches want to end up, but they devolve over time as people lose sight of the story. These are the natural result of doing the work without paying attention to the story.

So what’s your churches story?  What’s your story?  What has Jesus done in your life?  What is he doing in your life?  That’s your story.  Live it out, and work it out

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