Monday, October 12, 2009
Sermon: Pentecost 19B Romans Series
Romans 10: 5-17
What will the church of the future look like?
Will churches resemble what we have now? Will churches have pews and pastors, committees and councils, hymns and hierarchies?
Will leaders be trained in seminaries? Will there be a clergy/lay divide? Will we have buildings?
Probably “yes” to all these things. Some churches will hold on the current ways of being and doing church. Why fix what isn't broken? After all, it's worked for hundreds of years. If God didn't want the church to run this way why would God have established it like this? Right?
But also a big “NO.” I think God is doing something among mainline churches, those United, Presbyterian, United, and Anglican, churches that have some roots in the Reformation.
It's hard to say exactly what God is doing. But something is happening. There must be something that God is telling us as God has...(whole thing here)