Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to Be "Church"

Crossroads does not discriminate between people who are "members" and "non-members."  We will step out in faith and prayer for people no matter who they are.  We invite people to consider becoming partners in our ministry, but if individuals or families are not yet ready to become partners, we will still pray and care.  In like manner, we will not be offended or troubled if some of "our people" are ministered to by people (or pastors) from other churches.  We will not be possessive.  We will trust the Lord to be our shepherd, even when the Lord sends people or pastors from other churches to care for us.

Will you pray and ask the Lord to break down the barriers that keep the Lord's people apart from one another?  If church membership is one of those barriers, if church membership makes us possessive, then we need to repent.

I believe the Lord is calling us to this new way of being "church."

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