Tonight the Zambian Vocal Group sang at our church. The music they offered was great, but I was equally moved by the power of their testimony. I am thankful to be a part of a church were we are able to worship with the world in the heart of Oklahoma City. It amazes me that more churches do not share a global world view and are captured by the limited bounds of their own culture and their own experiences. Philip Jenkin's texts The Next Christendom and The New Faces of Christianity both effectively describe the changing demographics of the global Church. We can choose to become a part of God's larger movement or risk becoming irrelevant. It is fun to be a part of a church where we can birth a Chin church on one Sunday, sing with those from Zambia on Wednesday, and commission members for a mission trip to India the following Sunday, while still serving and speaking to our own cultural context.
Come join us in the journey.
Grace and Peace, Tom