This past Saturday we were invited to join the TrueCity (truecity.ca) conference at a church in our city’s downtown core. It might go down in my personal history books as one of the most inspiring and humbling moments in ministry. TrueCity is something of a grassroots movement in our hometown of Hamilton. It’s simple vision is “churches together for the good of the city”, but watching it unfold has been incredible as a group of churches reaching across denominations genuinely find ways to work together to further the Kingdom and work for the good of the place we call home. It’s nothing short of inspiring.
They invited us to attend the Saturday morning session “as a band” in order that the pastors, elders and leaders from roughly 20 churches across the city could pray in support of our unfolding ministry and commission us as such.
It’s not about me. It’s not about us. It’s bigger than me and it’s bigger than us. It’s not about my church or Eric’s church or anybody’s church empire. It’s about the Kingdom of God. It’s about the body of Christ, the Church. And this little prayer time served as a beautiful reminder that it’s always been that way. God is good and “the bride” should be beautiful. Can we try to keep it that way?
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