5/19/2006

Let's team up

I've been following the ministry or Revolution Church in Atlanta for a few years since I heard Jay Bakker (Yes, he's Jim and Tammy Faye's son) speak at a Youth Specialties National Youthworkers Convention.

Revolution says this about why they exist:
  • To show all people the unconditional love and grace of Jesus without any reservations because of their lifestyle or religious background, past or future. This love has no agenda behind it (I Cor. 13:5). This grace sets no timeline on personal change or standards for spiritual growth (Romans 4:4-5). The idea is to be a part of people’s lives because we truly care for them rather than to fulfill a religious duty; to walk with them through all their struggles as a part of their life, not as a religious outsider.

i.ucc.org says this about why they exist:

  • No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!
    Do you need a place you can call home? A place to hope, to ask questions, to find God? For more than 1.4 million people, the United Church of Christ is that place. So you're welcome here!

I think both our online communities -- and all of the ministries we are involved in -- are on the same page. (We're both familiar with edgy advertising too. The UCC has that ejector seat commercial and Revolution Church has the sticker.) Let's find a way to be involved in ministry together!

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