This is not to say that the church planter should drop everything else and commit himself to only spending time with as many people as possible. That's not feasible. The point is this; the time you spend with carefully selected people in meaningful interaction will be of more worth than almost anything else you do, especially if you're ministering cross-culturally. I think re-neighboring is the #1 most important aspect of ministering in cross-cultural, broken neighborhoods. We must not be afraid to include this in our schedules, to list it as one of our "jobs," or to raise money in support of it. We need time with our people to develop the kind of incarnational churches that can change the world for the glory of Jesus and his Kingdom.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Building Relational Trust
Chris Holdridge talks about the need for Time and Trust in reaching our neighborhoods.