Commitment or committed?

Posted: January 22, 2012 by Ty in Current Events, Musings, Spirituality
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Well I doubt I will actually endeavour to answer the question, but as some know I have had a love/hate relationship with the church and for years have been hosting events outside my local faith communities as my safety net for the inevitiable about face when the church attacks.

Today in Sunday School (yes our church has a Sunday School for adults) we were exploring Psalm 119, when my eyes fell on verse28:

Psalm 119:28

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

28 I am weary[a] from grief;
strengthen me through Your word.

The footnote refers to the translation as well as “my soul weeps” which encapsulates how I have struggled with the institution of church. So my plan b has always been there, which over the past few years has taken the shape of Rainbow Chapel which has offered many opportunities for spiritual formation.

Yet it has also held me back from full engagement or commitment if you will to a faith community, because I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Even my kids have showed this type of behaviour by becoming a tag team of two for safety.

So what has come through prayer and this verse to the family, to mop up this weeping of the soul?

Simple, we have landed in what appears through action and word to be a safe community. So to fully engage one needs to take steps of faith…the step of faith?

The closing of the Rainbow Chapel Ministries, our last event is as follows:

Shawna & I have been running a home based ministry for quite a few years, our latest initiative was a bible study on Saturday nights, after prayerful consideration we are closing this part of our ministry off and trusting the spirit to guide us into our next way to reach out and teach. Here is our final event if anyone can make it:
The Calgary Canucks are gonna be (Drumheller) Dragon slayers as the hockey regular season draws to a close. Adults $13, seniors $6, 13-17 yrs $6 and children under 12 free. FREE Parking! and cheap munchies, great family fun with rush seating. Come out and celebrate the Rainbow Chapel Ministries that are coming to a close this night…during our few years we have reconnected 8 people to their faith, reinvigorated passion for the scriptures, explored spirituality and God through such things as contemplative worship, brunch & bible, Communi(on)ity, and “Speaking Christian” book group. We thank all those who have been apart and hope everyone can make it out for some fun 🙂

Thank you to all those who have been part of my (our) parachurch ministries over the last 12 years, it has been a blessing…if you are seeking a place for spiritul formation that is safe, I will direct you to:

Crossroads Community Church

And we ask for your prayers as the family lives into being fully apart of a spiritual community.

 

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