Here's another post inspired by my day with David Watson last week... For far too long, far too many of us have exported our ways of doing church and acted like it works. It doesn't. My way of doing church only reaches the people in my church. We CANNOT and WILL NOT see movements to Jesus by just recreating and shipping out our brand of church. It hasn't happened and it's not going to happen. As long as you want to recreate your church instead of making disciples for Jesus, we will remain as effective as we have been. And denominational loyalty is one of the biggest barriers to this issue.
Watson said this "A true Apostle cannot have loyalty to a single church or denomination." He went on to make a brilliant point. He said, We have to change the driving question we are asking. Instead of asking "What can we do to reach our city?", we must ask "What is it going to take to disciple this city? And will it take to disciple this nation? Every nation?"
When we ask these type of questions, we quickly realize that we simply come to the table with a part of the meal, not the whole thing. Then, we submit in humility and join in Kingdom collaboration to reach our city with the rest of the Body of Christ.
We will not disciple nations alone.
And we need to change the question.