Creating Community for All
posted on March 19
Jesus told us this was going to happen.
When he met the woman at the well, she began by recounting the past and current culture, “Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.”
To that, Jesus’ replied, “the hour is coming when you will worship God neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.”
If there is one thing we can learn from this exchange it is that God is constantly moving us past what we can see with our eyes to help us understand how God is drawing people in. Our God is a God of grace who longs for us and invites us to join in God’s movements.
Jesus goes on to say to the woman, “...a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (John 4:23)
Jesus takes her past the point of thinking about place and common culture to thinking about the heart of worship.
If you had to take worship somewhere where you don’t see it now, where would you go? Why would you go there? Would moving bring a stronger sense of worshiping in spirit and in truth for someone who isn’t currently a part of your congregation?
What does that true, Spirit-filled worship that Jesus was talking about look like?
This is the conversation we want to be a part of with you. We know for some, it looks exactly like what our congregations are taking part in on Sunday mornings. For others, it may look like gathering on a hiking trail and journeying through liturgy together. Still others may hear a new word from God while worshipping at Beer & Hymns.
Through listening and discerning, we believe God is doing something fresh right now and inviting us to join that movement.
If you find this resonating with you and want to be a part of this conversation, we invite you to join one of our affinity groups focused on Creating Community for All.