What if ekklesia?
Individually there was a change that began several years ago deep within in our souls that slowly worked its way to the surface. As we spent time together, this change, this shift in our thinking, this uncomfortable feeling of there has to be more became a burning question for all of us. What if?
What if we could do ministry different?
What if we could be a community of ordinary folks who reflected both the personality and purpose of Jesus? What if we quit simply meeting and started moving? What if we could make a difference in the lives of those around us and not just conduct services? What if we offered a safe place to ask questions, have doubts, and be honest about our weaknesses?
What if we were focused outside the walls instead of inside the walls?
What if we were intentional about the family, men, and the millennial?
What if we could build a ministry of people being ministry, not staff being a ministry?
What if we were unwavering in reaching the unchurched, not just those who already believe?
What if we constantly asked ourselves, “Is there a better way to …?”
What if ekklesia?
It would be truthful, messy, full of grace, personal, relational, mistake prone, loving, opportunistic, spirit led, giving our lives away focused.
Bowling Green doesn’t need just another ministry. It needs a different kind of ministry. It needs a ministry so different to others that they actually would want to be around us and to know the God of all creation.
Sometimes I look at my life and think, “How did I get here?” The path that took me from being a wild and arrogant teen in Murray, KY to standing in front of folks sharing God’s Word proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Lord is forgiving, gracious, and can use anyone who will yield to His leading. I love His Word and love sharing it with others. But more than that, I love when others come to know the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ and the Sabbath rest (Hebrews 4:9) that comes when you live by His life. THERE IS TRULY NOTHING BETTER.