The Church of Our Imagination
A year ago, this vision impressed the heckles out of me, and I started moving towards it.
We love our congregations and we are called out of them.
We imagine church without buildings.
We imagine church through social enterprise — a café, bike shop, community centre.
We imagine church in houses — meeting as small groups as part of a larger body.
We imagine church online — maintaining connectedness over distance when we can’t be together in person.
We imagine church on the street — building relationships, hearing stories, becoming friends.
We imagine church embedded in neighbourhoods — with deep roots and porous walls.
And we imagine our present churches, vibrant and sustainable, embedded in a dynamic web of symbiotic relationship.
We are called to start building this web.
This blog is about what happened. Or, more, what is happening.