Re: the direction and future the Church

If, instead, our leaders choose to continue filling the space with high quality Christian material (“home run” sermons, polished music and production, children’s ministry, etc), we will have taught the Church a crippling message: The Church is Riverside; the Church is Willow Creek; the Church is staff; the Church is elders; the Church is people on stage… and no one will complain (as people tend not to do when they are not being led anywhere new or significant). This is the easy way forward. This is the wide road, and it will lead to death. The narrow road is hard, and very few take it. It is the responsibility—right now—of whatever leaders the Church has left to choose the narrow road.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Very sincerely, with love and humility,
Nathan Peterson