As a “leader” in our CLB [“Church Left Behind”], I often encouraged people to get plugged in to our church. This really meant that I wanted people to take part in the various ministries and activities with our church. I’m not sure why I thought being plugged in was such a good thing.
She concludes with this:
Yesterday I was thinking about being plugged in when I remembered that I’m already grafted in to the Vine. When I compare the two ideas, the thought of being plugged in is suffocating and exhausting, yet the idea of being grafted in is freeing, comforting, and restful.
Have we confused the two? Do we think that being plugged in to a local church’s activities somehow makes us grafted in?
I’m not sure, but for now, I’m going to stay unplugged and continue to remain grafted in.
I’ve been thinking about this questions from a different direction. Is being “plugged in” to a ministry program the same thing as serving one another? How would you compare or contrast the two?
Is being “plugged in” to ministry programs the same as being part of a community? How would you compare or contrast the two?