By Johnny Cabrera
Trinity’s very newly formed Local Impact Team had a great meeting this past Sunday, and we ended up talking about the challenge of really becoming a church for the unchurched. Being that kind of church means sometimes welcoming risky people into the congregation, and we all agreed that, though this is the vision God has for us, as a congregation we are not yet ready for this.
However, the more and the sooner we can be ready, the more I believe God will honor that and we will see transformation in people’s lives!
Check out this interview with Pastor Jay Haizlip discussing the messiness of being a church for the unchurched:
“I never want a church where you feel so safe you’d leave your purse unattended in the pews… One time a lady had her wallet stolen… I was kinda excited, yeah, thieves are coming to our church!” – Jay Haizlip (paraphrased)