I keep running this phrase through my mind. 70 years ago this started the church I’m currently pastoring.
As I’ve talked with people they immediately sense an affinity to the idea. They don’t seem to need a definition. And I suppose defining it will come in time.
But, the idea is that we participate. We get in there and worship God and find out where He is working. And when we do, we roll up our sleeves and plunge in.
This leaves a lot of latitude for diversity of spiritual gifts — a phrase which means God is going to do His thing through all sorts of people in all sorts of ways.
We have one Lord, Jesus and one entrance into this thing called the church. But after that the creativity of God grabs hold.
Try it out! See what you think.