We spent some time last weekend at Calvary talking about our mission. The Gathering Pastors (multi-site pastors at each location) looked at Luke 10 and I talked a bit about our theme verse for the year. Ephesians 2:10 — “We are God’s workmanship — (You are God’s craftmanship. You are God’s masterpiece. Literally, “you are what God does.”) — created in Christ to do the good works he prepared in advance for us to do.”
I just gave everyone 4 words. Do Good. Here. Now. That’s one way of looking at our mission.
This weekend we start a new series at Calvary. “UnChristian — Confessions of a Recovering Church.” It’s an apology of sorts, and an apologetic of sorts, but it will also be a reminder that our mission is to become and do like Jesus. There are a few people out there in the world who don’t think we are doing such a good job of that.
If you haven’t read the book UnChristian, you may not realize that only 3% of teens and 20 somethings have a positive view of the evangelical church. They think we are too political, too judgmental, too hypocritical, and we hate homosexuals. Now — if your first thought is a defensive one — my prayer is that you will grab all the humility your heart can hold and simply ask God to give you His perspective on the church — and your part in it.
If you have a moment — watch the video.