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Service as a Spiritual Discipline

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in blog links, service | Comments Off

Service as a Spiritual Discipline

While I was writing and thinking about service this week, James (from “Idle musings of a bookseller”) pointed me to an article by Scot McKnight called “Spiritual Disciplines… for a Church 3.”

Scot tells the following story about a church:

We began to ask people in our community one simple question: “How can we help?” He admitted they were doing things they never expected to do, but that one question — call it the single-most important missional question — can change a church if the church will listen, and will do.

You should read his post. It’s about the difference between focusing on growing a church and focusing on serving others.