As you may know we are in the states for a while on furlough. We are visiting different churches. I am looking at things through the lenses of what if I started another church some day in the states? What would I do differently?
A couple of weeks ago we visited a church in Knoxville that I was quite impressed with. Parker’s cousin goes to this church and he wanted to attend that Sunday so we could see him. As the pastor came up during the middle of the service for a time of prayer he started talking about another church in the area. He said this week we are praying for …..
He goes on to say … “this church really ministers in the community. They love Jesus and they proclaim the Gospel.”
He described the church for a moment or two and then said let’s pray for them today and pray God will continue to use them in some great ways in the city. I found this to be quite refreshing to go to a church to learn about another church and pray for them. Sometimes I think back where I was much more concerned about the success of the church I was planting than another one just down the street.
I would pray more for other churches and find ways to work together in mission.