I hear church leaders talk about unity all the time, seldom do I see it practiced. Instead of striving to build “God’s Kingdom,” they work to build their own and the construct of their own spiritual kingdoms usually takes precedent over the needs of other churches.
Few church leaders put their money where there mouth is.
Today, we received a check for our move from The Branch Family Church and a check from Freedomhouse Church. WOW! These churches get it; church unity in the flesh. They talk about church unity, then practice it. They are praying for the success of our church, because our success is a win for the Kingdom of God.
Let me rant for a moment: I’m tired of churches who publicly support the Kingdom of God, but privately criticize other churches around their office water coolers. I’m sick of the mean spirited jabs of local mega-churches and the competitive “us vs. them” mentality of other church plants. We are in this TOGETHER!
What if Charlotte’s church community actually supported one another? What if the churches prayed together? What if…
As Kinetic, I want to make sure we practice what we preach: that we would celebrate the wins of other churches and cry at their defeats.
Thanks for the example, Troy and Derek!