As I look ahead to what God has in store for 2014, I’m asking myself a lot of “What if?” questions about the future of our Diakonos Community (the missional community we are leading). The answers give me a glimpse of what God can do through through our little, but growing community.
- What if we created a faith community where those who serve people on the margins of society could gather with those being served to worship together and learn from each other?
- What if we created a faith community where people in need were not simply seen as projects, but embraced as friends?
- What if we created a faith community where people can wrestle fully with the implications of following Jesus without fear of being judge or having others offer them quick fixes that shortcut the work of the Holy Spirit?
- What if we created a faith community where people didn’t feel the need to impress one another with their spirituality, but could learn to live in an environment of God’s grace and love as we spur one another on toward love and good deeds?
These are the goals I’m pursuing for 2014.