Are You Sure You Want Converts From Inner City Housing Schemes?

“There is a lot of talk these days about living ‘missionally’ as the answer to the problems of the local church in housing schemes/council estates. People say that if we live like they did in Acts where everybody shared their possessions and spent more intentional time together then we would have a much more effective church. I agree that churches need to be sharing much more and spending intentional time with each other but we need to ask ourselves the question whether this is what we really want? People talk a good game, but do we really want difficult people in our lives? Do we really want to spend time with addicts, the homeless, the mentally ill, not to mention the generally ‘deprived’? Do we really want these guys to become Christians?”

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