I dream of a church…

I dream of a movement which leads to the transformation of the church and through that to a demonstration of what a new world could look like. I dream of a church that is one (across our cities that are so divided). Where rich and poor share and there is enough for everyone. I dream of a church involved in the issues our cities and nations face confronting the powers and principalities through loving sacrifice. I believe that this was God’s intent for his church to demonstrate His incredible wisdom to those in power and to the powers. To do this we need models – examples of what the church could be. We need people who will courageously step outside the normal way of doing life into God’s new world because they have shared in God’s dream in their imagination. In all this we need people who will not just write off the old wineskin of meeting-focused-selfish-waiting-for-the-great-evacuation-churchianity but rather we need those who while “taking the log out their own eye” through their prophetic lives and loving encouragement help others to cross over into kingdom living because they believe that there is not only life after death but life before death as well.