What is your dream for the church?

We posed a question to our peeps on Twitter Wednesday and your responses have been wonderful!

We asked…

Dream for the church
What's your dream for the church?

Here’s what you had to say…

@sbpodcast To stop tearing each other down

@sbpodcast That we actually live like we are parts of One Body instead of different islands at war with each other.

@sbpodcast to be Jesus in every community and not just do Jesus.

@sbpodcast that it becomes less about which building you go to and more about how you live your life.

@sbpodcast to realise we are it rather than it is a place we go to.

@sbpodcast to realise God loves everyone… not just the church. And Jesus is everyone’s… not just the church’s. Tx

@sbpodcast that we focus less on religion on more on Christ. #dream4church

@sbpodcast to stop doing church like an organisation and do it as an organism.

@sbpodcast That we are the hands and feet of Jesus, serving the world and showing it the light of God.

@sbpodcast Honesty, to ourselves about who/ what we are and to the world

@sbpodcast A dream 4 the Church. That it will truly live the radical hospitality that it claims 2 have! #transform #outlawpreachers

@sbpodcast A place where trust is never broken and friends really are friends for life.

@sbpodcast My dream is ‘no walls’

And from Facebook…

Paul Partridge: basically to show God’s love

I so hope we’ll all fight to see these dreams come true.

May we be known as a people excited and working towards the church we wish to see (as Tripp Fuller mentions in his interview) rather than a people bent on angst and ignoring the very thing we love so much.

We’ll try and keep posting updates as they come in – or you can post your thoughts in the comments below.

kevin hendricks :: 3.16

Kevin Hendricks and family

this week we catch up with Kevin Hendricks and what’s been going on with him and his family since our first chat in 2008. he talks about being a stay at home dad, the adoption of his son Milo, bald birthday benefit, charity:water and his new book, Addition by Adoption.

we strongly encourage you to order his new book — not only is it a great read, but a portion of the proceeds go directly to building a new water well in Ethiopia.

The book will be available from Amazon.com on May 11 for $9.99.

Or you can pre-order now through April 20:

Pre-order now!

related ::
kevin hendricks blog
kevin on twitter
addition by adoption
least of these
kevin hendricks first chat on the podcast

music ::
bodies of water – doves circle the sky
jennifer knapp – on love

the twitter connection


do you twitter at work? do you tweet your friends all hours of the day?

we want to follow you (and of course we want you to follow us too :-))! and we want others to have a chance to follow you as well.

simply leave your twitter name in the comments below so we and other listeners can find you.

also, if you prefer facebook, be sure and become a fan of our new facebook page and join in the conversation there as well.

justice friday

today (and every friday) is justice friday on the web…

what is it? it is a day that different people “tweet” about, blog about, facebook about, and generally raise awareness for all sorts of justice issues. from human trafficking to malaria, all sorts of justice issues are raised, with the end goal of generating awareness and action. the point is not just to share statistics, the point is to help other people understand the great justice issues of our day, and how they can respond and act to bring justice.

you can get involved in a couple of ways:

  1. follow the action by searching the hashtag #justicefriday on twitter – read the tweets. (here’s how hashtags work…)
  2. tweet, blog, update your facebook status and also retweet (repost) stats, info, and facts about your favorite justice issues. do you have a favorite organization like the IJM or not for sale or compassion? follow them on twitter and retweet their info for the rest of us! there are lots of ways to get involved. remember to use the #justicefriday hashtag.

what injustices are you passionate about? what would you like to see your friends and family and others become more aware of and involved in?

HT to exagorazo for the info.