11. More churches will lose the moat dragon mentality, lower the drawbridge and dispatch members beyond the church service to church SERVICE, applying their faith in the community through volunteerism and outreach.
–A. Larry Ross, Christian communications executive representing clients like Billy Graham and Rick Warren
Yes, another reblogged quote from the same article, but i found it fascinating.
The above is something I truly hope will happen this year, but the bigger, more challenging, more alarming question is why has it not happened already? Why do so many churches and people who claim Christianity have a “moat dragon” mentality. Being “in the world but not of it” does not mean build a moat and further exacerbate the us-them mentality.
Service was one of Jesus’ greatest commands and yet we built a moat of comfortable, clean, content-ness, essentially destroying this simple command…
What do you think?