A Cross-Generational and Cross-Cultural Ministry Seeking to Discern God’s Will, Together!
When I reflect on the mistakes the modern church has and is making (and let’s face it, every church era contains numerous crippling but unintended consequences of decisions made in goodwill), two that remain prevalent are:
Age and cultural/racial segmentation and segregation, and
Discernment as personal and private decision making.
At Pillar, we’ve sought to reframe both of these and believe the reframe is essential to the core of any church whose desire is to become a congregation of Christ-centered spiritual formation.
Institutional church structures that allow for and encourage segmentation and segregation are deeply rooted in mainstream American life.
There are multiple (and vastly complex) reasons for the sin of segmentation and segregation, but one reason is connected to the homogenous unit principle. A principle to which I made specific reference in earlier posts.
Pillar is attempting to reverse the trend of this cultural reality by reframing the ministry of Hospitality!
After eight years (really more) of traveling this road, I am becoming convinced that the disruptive and dynamic process of spiritual formation ought to be the mark of every ministry. Particularly any ministry desiring to seek the Kingdom of God in Christ and invite others to do the same!
I suspect that others are awakening to these realities and are looking for someone who has gone before them and can provide some guideposts along the way.