I may have many friends, but only one or two whom I call ‘Golden’. One of which this post reminded me of. She is sincere and calls me to sincerity – not by telling me to simplify my life but simply by watching her live hers. She… is… golden.
September 1, 2010
I’ve been wrestling with what is the best and most effective ‘function’ or ‘format’ of a church? What is the most healthy? I’ve been reading authors such as Alan Hirsch and Eddie Gibbs who speak of going missional as a church rather than attractional. Recently Francis Chan walked away from his megachurch ministry in order to start a homechurch movement. Here is a video of him talking about it very candidly with other pastors. They asked him some very direct questions. I appreciated watching this video and his response…
Update: July 2018
Wow! I posted this 8 years ago… Fast forward to today, Francis Chan’s house church movement is growing (focusing on love) with disciples multiplying and Mark Driscoll’s church imploded because of his bullying leadership control and was forced to break into smaller churches. How… interesting… and also how both men’s personalities come through in this video… Francis admits pride, while Mark succumbed later to his pride which led to his firing. (Note: I’m not against large churches, just leery of ones with a focus on building their own kingdom, rather than God’s, and/or on one man’s preaching rather than teaching people how to hear from God.)