Fast food is efficient, it’s reliable, it’s predictable and it’s incredibly unhealthy in large quantities. We desire to be, not fast church, but slow church because love, grace, compassion, mercy, justice and relationships take time to grow. We desire to be slow because we want to taste and see the complexity of God, not just our own salt.
Most churches aren’t yearning for a small budgets; small congregations, small spaces; but that’s the culture of Refuge. We will never have the best show. We can’t compete with U2; Hamilton; Disney World. Our weaknesses are evident as a purposely small church, and we see this as a calling and a gift from God.
This Saturday night was a celebration at Refuge Church. A time to look back at how we’ve seen God this last year, and to look ahead to the coming year. What will it take to continue our passion as a church as the newness wears off? How do we continue our passion for the Gospel as believers, once the newness of grace begins to fade?