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Simple Church – Clarity

“Clarity is the ability of the process to be communicated and understood by the people,” from the Book Simple Church.

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Clarity can become “clear” when properly communicated to the church. A clear process is important for a smooth transition. 

Clarity must be defined, illustrated, discussed, and measured. We must, as a church, speak the same language when it comes to defining our process and purpose for the ministry of the church. Defining the process takes time. It is a communication process that needs massaging, formulating, and is to be grasped by the church in general.

If we can commit to Love God first, we are all on the same page. We do this by understanding Jesus’s statement of loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind. Translation: heart=passions, soul=all of your being, and mind=your filtering agent. Love God with your passions, your being, and filter them through your mind.

Secondly, loving God should result in a love for people. Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself. A love for people is a way for our clarity in the church process to become clear. Jesus said others will know that you are my disciples by the way you love each other!

Clarity

Stay in the light,

Pastor Larry

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Week 1

As the first week in Del Rio has come and gone, God has been faithful as always. He has shown up in the most unlikely ways like He seems to enjoy doing. I believe He does that so we can give Him all the credit for what only he could do. One of the ways God revealed Himself this week was when members of our former congregation and members of our new congregation worked together to move our family into our new dwelling place. It was such a blessing to see God’s people loving a family in order to make the transition as smooth as possible. I could never have planned any of it, only the Lord could do such a thing. 

Have you seen God reveal Himself to you this week? I imagine He has even if you can’t think of it at this moment. God is at work and He longs to show Himself to you. Next week I plan on writing about a process that is beginning to take place in churches all over this great nation. It is not a new movement, but one that is actually taking root. It is called the Simple Church Process. Thom Rainer wrote a book title Simple Church in 2006. The book changed me forever. Next week, and over the course of a month, I want to write on 4 subjects from the book. They are: CLARITY, MOVEMENT, ALIGNMENT, and FOCUS. 

Until then, stay in the light as He is in the light!

Pastor Larry

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