One life changing question

I went to a luncheon for area church planters recently in the city.  The guest speaker was JR Woodward.  After I read his book Creating a Missional Culture, I knew I would jump at any opportunity to meet him and learn from him.

I had a great lunch, networked a bit with local church planters and settled in to listen and learn.

The most profound thing I walked away with?

One life changing question: What is the one thing you cannot NOT do?

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JR shared that this was a question that my aunt, Linda Bergquist, actually asked him a few years back as he was considering what his next step in ministry would be.

I’ve thought about that question a lot in the weeks since I heard it.  The Mr. and I are on the cusp of some pretty significant life changes.  It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the possibilities.  In light of all the options before us, I keep coming back to this one life changing question…

I’m still working on my answer.  Praying and asking God to show me.

What is the one thing you cannot NOT do?

Move in

From The Message:

The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood. John 1:14

Jesus.  He slipped into our context and rented the house down the block.

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This is the Way.

Can we simplify the missional conversation?

What does it look like for us to “move into the neighborhood”?