A Toast to Spiritual Health
From Dirk Plantinga's post on BCC's new Happy Hour:
Happy Hour is working. Last week I didn't hang around very long. But as I was walking through the concourse about 10:15, I noticed that there was quite a bit of fellowship taking place! That's just what we had in mind I thought.
This week, our Conexus group finished up at 10 and I was invited to take advantage of the buy one get one free coffee deal. Much of our group reconvened in the atrium and spent the next hour visiting. Happy hour is like attending a church health club. But it's strengthening your relationships, not your muscles . . .
I was asked during this time how I thought BCC was doing. And it turns out I'm not the only one that thinks BCC is better than ever despite the challenges we face. We're finding out what it means to be a church family; how family members lean on each other when times get tough and those relationships grow stronger.
Around the BCC Happy Hour table, The Jesus Creed comes to life. Here's how Scot McKnight expresses it:
"A spiritually formed person loves God by following Jesus and loving others.
As an expression of loving God and loving others, a spiritually formed person embraces the stories of others who love Jesus."
(The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight)
From my viewpoint, BCC is better than ever. We need to share it now more than ever.