Church Planting in an under-resourced community: Letting the Hill into our lives and seeing more than the eye can see
Under-resourced-neighborhood church planter . . . I am . . .
Dependent on the largess of others, but focused on the potential of a good people masked by poverty, with messy lives, filled with brokenness, and marred by a deep skepticism about the future (a no-exit community for many).
My heart: pain and hope webbed together.
Yesterday after service, one of our good people said she was thankful that Lisa and I have let the Hill into our lives and for seeing more than the eye can see. I felt that was one of the best compliments and accolades I have received since we started in The Hill in June 2014, two years ago.
Only those who can see more than the eyes can see have any hope of staying and hanging in such a church planting, church-growing, community flourishing call to minister.
Here's to seeing more than the eye can see.
For those interested, this church plant is dependent on the generous gifts and support of others. You may contribute as well: Donations can be made through Mission Anabaino, a church planting collaborative of Christ Presbyterian Church (New Haven).
(pull down "donation applies" and choose "Hill Church Plant - Chip Anderson")
Wasted Blogger, Chip M. Anderson
I am the pastor and church planter for Christ Presbyterian Church in The Hill; a flawed practitioner of Wasted Evangelism. I am learning about Wasted Evangelism through my experience in The Hill and through the good people of CPC in The Hill.