My 89 year old mom is wonderful. As healthy as she is, her short-term memory is pretty well gone. But she’ll beat you at Scrabble or do a crossword puzzle faster than you. We have great conversations… often the same one.
The other day I called and as we chatted she asked me about my church, so I told her what is going on at Jacob’s Well. Then she asked what she often asks, “Are you going to be building a church?” I once again explained how it was our plan to keep using public spaces, like the school we are in now, because of the baggage many people who don’t go to church have about churches.
Then she said, “Oh good, you’re busy reaching people, not just building a church.” And I said, with a tear forming in my eye, “You got it, Mom. I don’t think I could say it better myself.”
There is something very special when your mom or dad understands the heart of what you are about and pats you on the back for it. Thanks, Mom!
If you are interested in’ our commitment to not owning a church building (or being a church, rather than having one) check out these previous posts.
“Building” – A verb, not a noun, for churches