I spent the past couple of days with Reggie McNeal. Actually we flew Reggie up to Northern Ohio to spend the first day with our staff, Elders and leaders. The second day was with our Kingdom Synergy Partnership church planting network.

Reggie, among other things, is the author of “The Present Future” and “Missional Renaissance”–both of which I would HIGHLY recommend.

Here are some gems that I wrote in my journal from my time with Reggie . . .

“The church doesn’t have a mission–the mission has a church.”

“Everywhere we are, the church is.”

“Where in the New Testament are people invited to church?”

“There has never been a more challenging time to be ‘a’ church. There has never been a more opportune time to be ‘the’ church.”

“We don’t grow ‘into’ service, we grow ‘through’ service.”