Weekly Lifelines 11/12/2020

It’s not at all what I expected from a nearly-unmoving, grainy video of a small seminary conference: Every time I’ve watched this, I’ve been moved to tears. Every time.

Kara Root, the pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, spoke at the 2017 Rethinking Church conference at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. In her presentation, she lays out an incredible vision of a church that’s found joy and life by leaning into change. They’re leaning into the love of God and working to make it real in their lives.  

I want that for us. I want to thrive like they’re thriving—not in money (they’re still just as broke as they ever were)—but in joy, in vocation, in mutual support, in love.  

I’ve been convinced for a long time that God is calling St. Luke’s out of our comfortable status quo. Pastor Kara offers a vision of how one church is embracing change and allowing God to lead them into something new and better and more joyful. I wonder how we might do the same at St. Luke’s.  

I encourage you to click the link above and watch the video. As you consider what’s happening at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian, think about what God is calling St. Luke’s to do. When you’ve watched it, get in touch—I’d love to hear what you think!

Blessings, Justin  

revjustinc@gmail.com 612-618-3826

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