Thursday, October 19, 2006


I'm actually hyper-sensitive when I read or participate in discussions about how, when, why, where churches should, could, would approach the de-churched, the un-churched, the "seekers". The way some people talk about it and write about it, seeking usually sounds like kind of a bad thing, a less than thing, as if someone seeking is in need of remedial intervention. So, I loved finding the Wineskins for Discipleship blog that has recharacterized "seeker".

This is no longer someone out there seeking a church; a target of ministry campaigns to bring them in and convert them to membership. This is someone seeking the spiritual dimension of discipleship, whether it is an "unchurched" or "de-churched" person who is looking for answers by trying out churches or a "churched" person who finds they are lacking in this dimension of their faith journey. Seeking is actually a discipleship goal!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is a great way to reach people with the truth.