July 17, 2009

MCC off the Big Screen

Posted in better disciples at 11:18 PM by alexlozada

A couple of months ago, Eugene Cho posted graciously-worded response to criticism leveled at megachurches.  He closes, “We all comprise the Body of Christ. I just want to make sure folks know that the Body is much more diverse that what we see on the Big Screen.”  He refers to his mentor (himself a megachurch pastor) pointing to small churches that don’t show up on the Big Screen of Christian conferences or bestseller lists.

“The Body is much more diverse that what we see on the Big Screen” also applies within a megachurch like Mountain.  Discipleship relationships in small groups don’t make the Big Screen.   Some events like next weekend’s How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth seminarby MCC Spiritual Formation Pastor and fellow blogger Ethan Magness only show up on the Big Screen as a quick announcement slide.   An event like Kids Games will probably have a 2-3 minutes video clip in Sunday service that shows only a tiny fraction of what happens when fun, caring Christian adults invest in young people’s lives.

So in this summer of blockbuster movies and preachers projected on to screens as big as the neighborhood multiplex, remember to look off the Big Screen and get involved in the Body.

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