Friday, February 09, 2007

To My Fellow Comfortable Christians

Sometimes I get too comfortable just rockin up to small group and church, and never giving back. This year I'm trying to change that, with the Youth Internship and the Garage, etc. I know that it not only strengthens my faith to be actively trying to help others grow, but it's an example to the people I lead that they can and should do the same thing.

Saw this on the World Vision site, Church section:

"Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:17

"Not every person is called to work in refugee camps, slums or other frontlines of poverty. None of us can end global poverty and oppression on our own. But together, we can each play our part living a life that brings God's love to the poor."

Not only is that awesome and relevant to doing stuff in the church, it's also true for getting outside the comfort of church and going to the people, instead of whinging about why more numbers aren't coming to us. Hooray for mission.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray!
    I whinge about whingers who whinge about numbers coming to church.
    It annoys me. To the core.

    Maybe that's a bit extreme.