My parents were married in this building back in August 1967. Back then, it was owned by the Dandenong Church of Christ.
Now it’s Cornerstone, and it’s where I was tonight. It was a great night.
One of the things that I love about Cornerstone is that it’s in an old church building. I love the fact that it’s being used to serve the poor, not just for services on a Sunday.
Actually, it’s not used for traditional ‘services’ at all anymore, although on some Sundays it’s open for the people of Dandy to come in and warm up and watch a movie, and catch up with friends.
I also love that it’s not a ‘sterile’ atmosphere, but a place where people can come and relax and be themselves, and be loved.
So, one of the questions I’ve been pondering of late is the whole idea of mobilising the church. How do we move from expecting the lost to come to us, to actually ‘going’ to them (aka the ‘great commission’)?
How do we transfer the task of preaching the good news, from the ‘professional Christians’ (ie, those that get paid to do it), to the general populous of those who call themselves followers of Christ?
What’s made us think that this gospel of Jesus’ is one of morallity and if we live moral lives people will come to know Christ?
Maybe we need a re-reformation? Or, maybe we’re waiting for persecution, or for God to destroy our ‘temples’ or perhaps another great dispersion? Something to shake us up a bit maybe?
So many questions, so little sleep.