The Church doesn’t need you to fix it

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(I should start by saying the barrel of this post is pointed straight at myself)

The Church, boy is she something!

Wild
Amazing
Frantic
Beautiful
Scattered
Gathered
Broken
Growing

She has been around for all most two millennia and she is not going anywhere anytime soon. She has her problems. Okay, okay the church has….. well… LOTS of problems, but what thing on earth involving humankind does not have it’s problems?

She will endure, better yet She will abide.

So stop worrying about it. It’s not your job to fix every little problem. We get so worried about how to DO church. How to bring people in. How to be relevant. How to engage and market and most of the time it all just comes out wanting. So stop trying to make the church your project. Stop doing church. Church is not something you DO. It is something you are. The church needs you to BE the church.

Just breathe and BE.

Stop trying to fix the church (you couldn’t even if you tried) Jesus was clear that not even the gates of Gehenna would prevail against the Kingdom of God and I believe you can take that promise to the bank.

So buckle up and enjoy the ride. The church was here long before you and I and I have no doubt that it will be here long after we are gone.

Through whom, to whom, and for whom all things exist.
-Ryan

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