Thursday, August 03, 2006

Developing Discipleship

I was listening to a podcast by Erwin McManus this afternoon and heard this….

“When asked by CNN why we do what we do the way we do it at Mosaic I said,

‘I have an 18 yr. old son and a 14 yr. old daughter and I would never want to make them slaves to my present but I want to be a servant to their future….Part of understanding Mosaic is that we do not want to make you (to the congregation) a slave to the present but we want, together, to serve the future’”

I thought that statement and vision very provocative. The mission statement of the church I attend is (or was the last time I checked) "Net the Normal and Develop Disciples". What is your first thought when you read the question "What is your church about?".


david said...

At what cost is the future more important than the present? Erwin is so future oriented, however real life doesn't always allow such glamourous ambitions. The priorities of churches and corporations are looking even more similar these days. If mosaic was a corporation selling stock I would be the first to buy.

Sam Clark said...

For lack of a perfect person or a perfect church we have to rely on the Holy Spirit to discern our own ministry and mission. I listen to many Pastors, most agree and some don't but I believe that Christ did want us to engage the culture he puts us in and to encourage each other. I hear that from Erwin.