[“Church Without…” is a series of think-pieces designed to slowly deconstruct what we think is essential to having church and to call attention to the hidden barriers we’ve erected between ourselves and the Great Commission.]
What holds your church back?
Is it funding or finding help? Is it tradition or finding a vision?
Sometimes, I wonder if it’s because we want a roadblock. We want something to blame for our lack of progress. We’re like the Israelite army of 1 Samuel 17. We have a Goliath. He challenges us, mocks us, keeps us in our place, but he doesn’t attack, doesn’t charge. We’re safe where we are. We may not be moving, and when people ask why we aren’t moving, it’s no problem because we can point to our Goliath and suddenly our lack of movement is understood. We have the perfect excuse and the perfect level of expectations: zero.
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