Raising The Bar

Thinking about Tony Morgan & Tim Stevens and the impact and influence both of these guys have on the church and where it is going. Got to meet Tony today at Grace Fellowship. He is here for a couple of days to review and give us feedback. Love what he is doing and how God is using him. He is obviously capturing the attention of leaders around the nation. Looking forward to our staff meeting tomorrow and what he has to say about this weekend and his perception of GFCFamily.

Just browsed Tim’s tweets and blog and then a GCC series promo and it felt like I read over and over what has been on my heart for some time. This is going to look obvious but “What if the church looked more like Jesus?” What if we were an army for His purpose and got off the Christianese buffet and actually started to love and care for the people who need it most? So, what would the church look like if it decided to look more like Jesus? If you have been following @TimAStevens Twitter or blog feed lately or have checked out the GCCWired website you will see they are moving closer to purpose and challenge that Jesus left for his followers. This has been on my mind more and more lately. “Churches are starting to feel like cruise ships instead of battleships.” This statement has stuck with me since Tierce Green said it just a few years ago.

Tim and GCC leadership spent some time writing a vision statement for the next five years of the church. Now this sounds like the church that Jesus told his disciples to go and lead.

The differences at Granger Community Church in the next five years will be greater than the changes of the past twenty-five combined. GCC is not just an institution or location; we are a movement of people who understand that we are Jesus’ plan to transform and heal communities. We accept the challenge and we are raising the bar.

God has called them to raise the bar to do something with the thousands of people who have gathered together in Jesus name. They are fired up — really really cool to read.

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