CBOQ Assembly 2019
Imagine a tree that clung tightly to its seeds, vigilantly guarding each one against all forms of attack. The seeds, never falling to the ground, would never fulfill their purpose. Instead, the tree invites hungry interlopers, allowing its seeds to be spread far and wide, growing new forests.
The letting go can be painful, but when we do it, we allow something new to grow. We now live in a post-Christian culture. Our churches will no longer be filled because of societal pressures. But each church, whether it is thriving or struggling, urban or rural, is planted to flourish. Each church has a unique mission from God in its community, called to grow disciples in the name of Jesus.