Thursday, January 27, 2011

"What if outreach was welcoming in?"

This comment by Rev. Susan Richardson of Christ Church, Philadelphia stopped me in my tracks, my mental tracks anyway, think about it?
If instead of seeing someone as an outreach opportunity, we merely welcomed them in. In to a building, In to a relationship, In to a service, In to a conversation, In to _________fill in the blank. How than would we see them, how than would we talk to them, inter-act with them?
Does Wal-Mart have an idea how to do it right and have we missed the point, or have we just gone off track a little.

"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:7

If for a week a month or just a day, Welcome, you belong here.

For the full video on the ministry of Christ Church; watch this video

Transforming Churches - Christ Church, Philadelphia from The Episcopal Church on Vimeo.

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