Following vs. Leading:
Since the rise of the digital age, the formation of a global village culture, and the subsets and influences that this global culture has within cultures, it is important not to make general assumptions about groups. We must be cautious not to throw blanket statements over people groups and ethnic cultures. People are people, we all struggle with similar core issues.
It’s been hard, of late, to connect with my creator
Not by any fault of His, it’s more that I have become a spectator.
Maybe this is something others can relate to?
See, if I’m honest about my reality, these a greater disparity
between what I see and what is actually going on around me.
There are little glimpses when I clearly see him, feel him,
but even then, these times seem to be in decline.
Although this part of my story began several years ago and it’s completion, I dare say, is nowhere near to being discovered, I want to share a little of the chapter I find myself in now. I am somewhere in the murky, swamplike middle... wading my way through unclear waters. I know why I’m here and I know that crossing this terrain is crucial for reaching the desired destination, however, being here is becoming disorientating.
In January 2015, I was having a skype chat with Jeff Vanderstelt, when he presented me with an opportunity that I had somewhat been dreaming about since 2009. He asked if Michelle and I would consider moving to Seattle for 2 years to be part of the team at DOXA Church (a good sized church wanting to transition from an event based focus to a missional community mindset). He said it was early days so we’d look at my specific role later, but essentially, I would be trained up under him, through life-on-life discipleship, and then be sent back to Adelaide to plant Missional Communities.