Thursday, August 28, 2008

Polaroid Vision

I heard Rick Warren say one time that vision is like a Polaroid picture... it gets clearer over time. That was a profound thing for me to hear. It also seems pretty Biblical since as we look at the whole of Scripture we get a clearer picture of God, his heart and his mission... and there was a process to God revealing himself to humanity.

We have had many things come more clearly into focus at Hub City Church over the past few weeks. We are pretty passionate about making disciples. That whole process has gotten much clearer. In a sentence our mission is to make Biblical Disciples in a Relational Context... with a disciple being someone who hears from God and does what he says (more specifically: one who has made Jesus Lord of their life, one who is in a discipling relationship with other maturing Christians, one who is becoming Christlike, and one who is committed to the mission of Jesus) and the relational context being our Hub Groups (not just Bible studies, but relational evironments where people can be known, cared for assessed as to where they are, and challenged to move to the next level).

We've made the intentional decision to be a church of small groups as opposed to a church with small groups. That means that groups are at the core of who we are and what we do as a church. That means that we are all about small groups... and we do Sundays on the side.

I can honestly say I am more excited about what we're doing, and my part in it, than I have ever been. I had a minor epiphany the other day that I'll share later on. Until then, let's go eat a hot dog.


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