So, in April 2018, Richard and I committed to pray together every Sunday morning at 6:30am. We decided we would invite every pastor we knew to join us. On the first Sunday morning, we hosted 7 people from 6 churches.
This gathering has continued every Sunday morning in different locations since then. It has grown significantly! Some Sunday mornings we have more than 40 people participate.
We’ve begun to see the spiritual climate of the divisive spirit in our city shifting. We hear about people surrendering their lives to Jesus weekly. The kingdom of God is breaking in.
Just over a year after we began praying, we felt it would be a great step to collectively worship. We rented a local theater on a Sunday night and invited all the churches of the city. We packed the theater to worship together!
In this process, I’ve been reminded the Church really is much bigger than our individual expressions. We can get so stuck in trying to make our own church successful we miss what God is up to in his whole body.
We really do have a lot more in common with our brothers and sisters in other denominations than we have differences.
Like early Vineyard leader John Wimber used to say, “We are only one vegetable in the stew.” It really does take every part of the body of Christ to do what Jesus intended in this world.
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