The Church Police! arghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was talking this morning to my friend Todd McGee who is the church planter for the Grove UMC church in West Mobile. Praise God they are running about 150 3 weeks into their launch! I'm grateful for what God is doing there. Todd is a great guy and we talk often and bounce ideas off each other. We get along great. He is a Methodist and I don't know what I am. I serve at a SBC church but don't know if I consider myself a Baptist. O well. Todd told me something disturbing and funny at the same time. Jason Burns will relate to this! Todd sent out 3 mailers to homes in the area they are trying to reach. They are sharp post cards. There is nothing offensive or funny about them. They just invite people to the Grove. He has been getting nasty phone calls and emails from so called "Christians" asking to be taken off their mailing list. One Baptist deacon's wife said she was distrubed that the Grove had moved into "their" field! Excuse me, if people aren't going to their church they aren't doing a good job reaching them. Jason and I both experienced our share of "CHURCH POLICE!" People who feel it is their God given right to check up on every other church! I have no patience for these people. They remind me of the critics that Jesus had. I don't have enough time to worry with other churches. There are too many lost people in my community and probably in my church. Church Police need to look in the mirror and take the log out of their own eye. We need more churches. God didn't set up territories! We are not in competition with other churches, we are in competition with Satan! I believe we could have another church move next door to ours and we both would have a huge field to work in. We as followers of Jesus need to quit nit-pickin! We need to pray for other churches and retire the CHURCH POLICE!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 9/30/2005 01:16:00 PM