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Altogether New Life

Chapter Epilogue: The Last Century Church

I’ve got a confession to make. I love the Church. This isn’t a puppy love, or a naïve love. I’ve loved the Church for a long time. I grew up in it; I’ve seen Her best and Her worst. I’ve played a lot of positions on the Church team: pastor, evangelist, church planter, apostolic network director, Bible college professor. I served a little church in the Kentucky hills that had an outhouse, and I am now serving in a regional network of churches. I’ve pastored in a megachurch and led a house-church. I’ve served a denominational church where I wore a robe with a stole and I planted a non-denominational church where I wore shorts and flip flops. I have known the heights of joy and success and the agony of pain and failure. Nothing has made me happier or caused more turmoil in my life than Church. And I love it. I am convinced that the Church needs change at least on the scale of the Reformation in order to be ready for the events of the last days. And I am convinced that the Church will be ready. God’s mission has been marching on course in the world since Genesis, and as we approach the Day of the Lord, the Church will be plumb-lined fully with the mission of God. We will become the Church that Jesus prayed we would be.

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