doing and being

There is a difference between doing and being. Doing church requires no effort. Just show up on Sunday and Wednesday and follow the rules. Being the church is an active participation in the community where you live taking healing to the broken places and light to the dark places. Doing church is building-centric. Being the church is Christo-centric. Doing church is a commitment to the status-quo. Being the church is a committment to be salt and light in whatever circumstance or situation you find youself in. Doing church is all about us. Being the church is all about Him. Doing church is attractional. Being the church is missional. Doing church isn’t working. Being the church is the missing element in our communities and world. Being the church is a committment to the people in our communities from the wealthiest citizen to the poorest of the poor. Being the church is an extension of the in-breaking of the kingdom of God. Doing church is going through the motions. Being the church is a life of adventure inside and outside the buildings we meet in.

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About Jason Retherford

The random musings of a youth minister.
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