When my family and I are not at our regular church on Sunday, we usually visit a Baptist church just a few miles from where we live. Well, today we made one such visit and was pleasantly moved by the sort of news that we love to hear:
A predominantly white Baptist church voted to allow a Hispanic church to use their church facilities rent FREE.
Before this move, this Hispanic church was RENTING its space at another Baptist church. The Hispanic pastor, whom I got a chance to meet, is currently bi-vocational and is pursuing his Master of Divinity degree.
My wife and I were so excited about his gesture of kingdom work, where one church reached out to another, all for the sake of the kingdom. I believe this is the sort of things Jesus prayed for in John 17.
The white pastor even visited the Hispanic church, to worship and fellowship with them. Yes, a broader and more holistic vision of the kingdom is what we need, not our denominational tribalism that we are oft guilty of.