My son has gone through a few different phases. All three of our children have, but the older ones are slowing down a little as they mature and find their stride. My son, on the other hand, is all that you would expect a little boy to be… he went through a season where all he talked about was trains (Thomas to be specific), then dinosaurs, and now superheroes. For me, each phase gets a little more fun. I mean, come on….. I get to go to Target and look at Captain America and The Hulk action figures with my son. Pretty great!
Lori and I have have moved through a lot of different seasons within the life of our church, and each season could be named. Maybe there is a ‘Little Engine That Could’ season and a ‘Velociraptor’ season…. and… well… ‘Wonder Woman’ has been a constant (I have the best wife a pastor could ever dream of having). Right now, in our current season and as the father of a 4 year-old boy, I would say we are in an ‘Avengers’ season.
We have plenty of monsters to slay right now, but this season is one of the most exciting seasons we have seen in the life of Crossings Community. For those of you who might not be as familiar with the superhero world, the Avengers is a story about the gathering of some extraordinary people, each with their own awesome gifts, strengths, and passions. In a manner that only God can, He has been gathering an army of phenomenal people at Crossings Community. Already in 2012 we have seen more new people than any of the other complete years in the life of our church. Further, it hasn’t been just people but it has been really awesome people with a huge passion for Christ and the furtherance of his kingdom throughout our local community and the world.
The most encouraging aspect of it all is that we haven’t changed anything. We didn’t try a new fancy strategy… we have just stayed obedient to the vision God gave our church and its leadership. We have remained committed to the uncompromised teaching of the Bible and the pursuit of engaging, equipping, and empowering homes for gospel transformation. God has been working in the homes that have been committed to Crossings Community for years, and God is working in the new homes that he is gathering to his church. Our supernatural God is working in superhuman ways and it is a blessing and a huge encouragement to watch him move during this season of our church life.
Come and join this great gathering of people! We would love to meet you and have you on this great journey with us…