She's a summer worker at King's Dominion, so is stuck in Doswell unless someone can pick her up and bring her to fellowship. But she's a serious believer who's been meeting w/ a simple church in Kiev, Ukraine. Fluent in English.
I'm looking for simple church for a friend here from Ukraine for the summer, working at King's Dominion. Someone who's willing to drive her to & from meetings will be richly rewarded by her friendship, and Jesus...later...
I don't have a 'theory' yet, except that I know what I've been doing in the IC isn't what Christ would have for me or my family. I have been reading Viola, Felicity Dale, Neil Cole and Jon Zen's blogs. Have read Pagan Christianity and am currently reading Finding Organic Church. I have also ordered a book by Robert Banks.
Interestingly, what has made me rethink the church and frankly, my life in Christ was teaching the Gospel according to Luke last year. Since then, I've been left disturbed by how what Jesus said seems to have little bearing on the priorities of the IC, and being a part of it, on my own priorities. I know this has to change. I feel it in my bones and am searching for how to go about that.
How about you? What has moved you in this direction? Any thoughts or advice would be welcome. :o)
Let me know when your family will be in town. It would be good to meet up somewhere. I have only read about this and have not met anyone who has a similar ecclesiology. Ironically, the only two people I've spoken to about this who doesn't think I've gone off the deep end are my husband and a pastor, though my husband is worried! Ha!
I would love to be able to worship with an organic church at some point so that I can have a better understanding of how they function. Right now I am going by theory and imagination alone.
Hi brother, hope the Lord's grace is sufficient for you and your family. I look forward to be connected to this precious brother who has the heart for this hot weather of ours, if facebook is alright for him, then ok.
Good to be in contact. We have just returned to Europe after 4 years in the USA. We are new to this network but have had the vision of simple church for a long time. Just didn't realize how the Lord was working and that it was so widespread.