What seems like a lifetime ago, I was sitting in a room with a bunch of Presbyterian folks from the 2009 Montreat Collegiate Conference. These were committed, competent young adults that, while not naive about the current state of the church, were very much interested in being part of what the church was to become next. Not focused on battling the previous generations of leadership for ownership of some nebulous denominational reality, they chose to simply be the church in the ways that they see fit, grounded by who and what has formed them and called into the future seeking to be faithful to God.
What was born out of those conversations was a gathering of folks who believe that, THE CHURCH IS ALIVE. And while it is still early to say this group in itself represents some kind of revolutionary transformation, it is clear that they are part of a larger movement of folks eager to be the church in creative and faithful ways.
So that are doing it. Here is just one of the projects that is taking root for them, The Water Project. Check it out and pass it on.
Indeed . . . THE CHURCH IS ALIVE.