Yesterday (I think), I heard about a group in Orange County, CA who are planning to start churches among the homeless.
That sounds very exciting to me… go where the need is. Take the church to the people.
Then, today, a friend reminded me of this song by LeCrae called “Beautiful Feet.” Here are part of the lyrics:
Eric used to go to bible study as a kid/ he got older and started doing what the hood did/ a rival gang caught him slippin tried to take his life/ but then the gun jammed up so them beat him nice/ he woke up in the hospital singing bible songs/ praise God he had a place to learn the bible from/ but then he gets saved and wanna preach Christ they make him change his whole culture and whole way of life/ he gotta get him a bachelors wear a suit and tie/ go to seminary/ by then all of his boys will die/ Jesus came to invade culture outta Nazareth and used a couple fisherman who people saw as hazardous/ the feet are beautiful if only they’d go/ if ain’t nobody in hood preaching how will they know?/ Eric is better used taught trues in his context/ somebody please plant a church in his projects.
I think LeCrae and these brothers and sisters in Orange County have a pretty good missiology. What do you think?