Friday, October 17, 2008

the church has left the building

We are just right in the middle of our church conference on 'Healing on the Streets'. It's called 'The Church has left the building' - and it is wonderful!!!!
Most of the 130 or so delegates are from Europe and different parts of the UK, with one guy who even travelled all the way from Guatemala!
I led worship last night, this morning - and am on again tomorrow night and Sunday morning. It is soul refreshing to lead people SO hungry to meet with God in worship! Of course, the Lord has been doing what He always does - He's showing up and turning us inside out.
Infact, if there's one thing I've learned more than anything else over the last few years, it's exactly that - that the Lord LOVES those on the 'outside' just as much as He loves us - that He really believes He's Lord of the world!!! - that in His mind there's no difference between the people on the inside OR the outside of the church! Amazing!!!!
If we ask the Lord to show us what is most on His heart, He will always lead us from the inside out - because there are millions of people who don't know yet what their original design in meant to be - and we're the ones who get to introduce them to that. What a job!!!! - impossible and incredible, and exactly what we're here for!!!

3 Comments:

OpenID simpleponderings said...

I like your title.. "the church has left the building." Because the only way that sentence makes sense is once we realize that the church IS not the building! The church is US: the people of God! And it is through US that God brings his Kingdom!
And you're right. The only difference between us and 'the world' is that they haven't come to know and trust God's love yet. We are all precious in His sight, and all loved as God's favourites. Now that is good news worth proclaiming!

18 October, 2008 01:17  
Blogger Tara said...

Hi Kathryn -
It was so wonderful to meet you last week at Tori's house. (I hope I didn't geek out too much! I was SO excited!) I'm back in sunny South Carolina and already missing the North Coast so very much. Thank you for being such a dear friend to my sister and for being an incredible role model in worship. Be blessed and filled with the knowledge of the Lord's pleasure as you worship at the conference this weekend. With joy - TARA

18 October, 2008 01:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is the most difficult change to make. As a Pastor, wanting our people to go outside the church to do different minsitries, yet the congregation won't move out of the pews.....

It is a struggle. If worship music does that I am so very blessed to hear it. I certainly wish there were someplce I could go and hear your music here in the USA. It it uplifting and totally atkes me to the Throne room of God. Plus Todd Agnew, incredible vocalist and his heart is absolutely in his worship.

Rev. Kasey Burt
www.kasey-godsgirl77.blogspot.com

19 October, 2008 21:00  

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