4. It’s chaotic.
Church is not always chaos, but ministering to and with real people is edgy. You can’t box ministry in, because the moment you do, you’ll find the box has moved.
Chaos is scary and uncontrollable … ripe ground for faith to grow.
Controlled boxes are boring.
5. The work is never done.
No matter what you do, who you “fix,” what system is just “perfect,” there will always be more work to do. And I love that.
There are challenges everywhere you look. And everybody is a work in progress—pastors included. Sunday is always coming.
Completion is boring.
6. We are the bride of Christ.
Christ died for us! The local church was worth the blood of Christ.
The local church—that messy, chaotic, unprofessional, constantly needing-fixed, uncontrollable, beautiful bride—is worth every ounce of effort I can give.
The bride of Christ is not boring.
Question: Do you work in/serve the local church? What do you love so much about your church?
"Don't ever be so foolish as to measure Jesus' compassion for you in terms of your compassion for one another."
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