I’ve been writing a presentation on Christianity as a movement, to be presented to the Young Adults of SEND North America this week. I was developing material to identify in what ways the Christian church today has drifted from the posture of what Christ meant this movement to be.

I came up with the following issues:

  • A movement, not an institution
  • A process, not a program
  • A journey, not an event
  • Messengers, not consumers
  • Relationships, not an organization
  • Community, not a building
  • A way of life, not a compartmentalized activity
  • A spiritual adventure, not a religion
  • An experience, not an academic statement
  • Disciples, not graduates
  • Missionaries, not members
  • Ministers, not observers
  • Transformed, not conformed

What would you add to this list? What would you challenge?