Monday, November 3, 2008

Communities of Grace

Tim Chester:


Communities of Performance (of Disgrace?)
  • the leaders appear sorted 
  • the community appears respectable 
  • meetings must be a polished performance 
  • identity is found in ministry 
  • failure is devastating 
  • actions are driven by duty 
  • conflict is suppressed or ignored 
  • the focus is on orthodoxy and behaviour (allowing people to think they’re sorted)
Communities of Grace
  • the leaders are vulnerable 
  • the community is messy 
  • meetings are just one part of community life 
  • identity is found in Christ 
  • failure is disappointing, but not devastating 
  • actions are driven by joy 
  • conflict is addressed in the open 
  • the focus is on the affections of the heart (with a strong view of sin and grace) 
I know which kind of church I love to be part of.
I know which kind of bride Jesus loves to show off as beautiful.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Communities of Grace

Tim Chester:


Communities of Performance (of Disgrace?)
  • the leaders appear sorted 
  • the community appears respectable 
  • meetings must be a polished performance 
  • identity is found in ministry 
  • failure is devastating 
  • actions are driven by duty 
  • conflict is suppressed or ignored 
  • the focus is on orthodoxy and behaviour (allowing people to think they’re sorted)
Communities of Grace
  • the leaders are vulnerable 
  • the community is messy 
  • meetings are just one part of community life 
  • identity is found in Christ 
  • failure is disappointing, but not devastating 
  • actions are driven by joy 
  • conflict is addressed in the open 
  • the focus is on the affections of the heart (with a strong view of sin and grace) 
I know which kind of church I love to be part of.
I know which kind of bride Jesus loves to show off as beautiful.
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