When I started thinking about the Challenge and praying about what God wanted me to do with it, I wasn’t sure what kind of reception it would get from my church or from anyone else.
I am so grateful to God that I am part of an awesome church who listen to God and respond positively to Him. The Challenge was met with a little nervousness but a willingness to do what God is calling us to.
Even more than that though, I am so grateful that God is showing me that we are a part of a body that’s so much bigger than just our local church fellowship.
It’s so easy for us to get so focused on our own churches that we lose the big picture of the whole, enormous family of God and what He is doing across the whole world.
That’s what Rediscovering the Church is all about. It’s about opening my eyes to see the wonder of the beautiful tapestry that God is weaving across this town, this state, this country, this continent, this whole world.
Let me explain – I put the Challenge up on this website to give you, the reader, an opportunity to join in if the Holy Spirit led you to – and guess what? HE DID!
It has been amazing to me how The Church has responded across America and into Canada and maybe even beyond – and even more amazing to me is the people who have felt led to pass the challenge on to their readers without me even suggesting it. Here’s just a few who have:
- Kevin at Shooting the Breeze
- Mike at Church for Men Florida
- Jamie at Grace-period
- Andy at The Narrow Road