Thursday, February 05, 2009

Gospel-intentionality

Tim Chester, guestblogging at The Resurgence
"One of the catchphrases we use to capture our vision is “ordinary life with gospel intentionality” or “ordinary people doing ordinary things with gospel intentionality.” In other words, what we do is ordinary life together: household chores, trips to the movies, meals, neighborhood volunteering. But running through all these activities is a commitment to speaking and living the gospel. We pastor one another at the kitchen sink. We evangelize by talking about Jesus over a meal."
What do you mean?
"People sometimes ask if they can come to see the ministry of The Crowded House. We always warn them that they’ll be disappointed. What they’ll see is not a trendy auditorium or a polished presentation or sophisticated social projects. What they’ll see are ordinary people sharing their lives. They’ll see people going to the local bar together or painting someone’s house or sharing a meal or going to the shops. But I hope after a while they’ll also spot the gospel intentionality as people talk about Jesus—discipling one another and evangelizing their friends."
Tim Chester's blog. Tim Chester is author of Total Church, You Can Change, Good News to the Poor, The Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness and other titles.

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