As we worked today on populating the soon-to-be-launched second tier of CityCommunityChurch.com, I thought it might be good to spend a few posts explaining in more detail the values that are driving the planting of this church.
Number one for us is practicality. We’ve coined the term “making Christ accessible to humanity.” But what does that really mean? Unfortunately, knowingly or unknowingly, I think a lot of churches today make it difficult for actual, normal people to see the reality of God through the lens of their own lives.
As my buddy Nathan says…when Jesus died on the cross the curtain in the temple was ripped in two, representing the breaking of the barrier between God and man. Why do so many Christians seem to be trying to sew it back up?
Our desire is to do everything humanly possible to present the truth of God in a way that everyone can understand and connect with. When Jesus spoke to the crowds on the hillsides, he used stories and illustrations that spoke new life in terms familiar and easily understandable to all who heard.
He was practial. He was accessible. We want to be, too.