The Tangible Kingdom: Posturing Toward Others

Summer is here and for Bridge Church that means seven or eight mission teams, a Zephyrs game or two, renting out the largest water slide in southeast Louisiana, Worship Gatherings at the YMCA, building a few handicap ramps and other crazy compassion/service projects. And one of the most exciting things for me is that in Community Groups we’ll be working through the Tangible Kingdom Primer: An Eight Week Guide to Incarnational Community. It’s a simple study designed to challenge us to intuitively live life on mission for others. Looking forward to leaning in on what it means to be the presence of Christ in my neighborhood and community. One of the basic concepts in the study is the idea of posture, which is defined as “the way a person or community expresses itself toward others.” My personal posture and that of churches in which I’ve been a part of, has often been self-centered, inward focused, and closed off to nonconformists and anyone on the outside. What would it look like for us to posture ourselves and be present with those in the world? What honestly is the posture of your life? Toward the needs of others first or personal safety and satisfaction? Looking forward to tracking with Bridge Church through the TK primer. Contact me for more info.

Here are a few resources for those doing the TK:

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on June 7, 2010, in Ministry. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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