"God's secret plan has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago according to his good pleasure. And this is his plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ--everything in heaven and on earth.” - Eph. 1:9,10
Jesus is the Center. Our group keeps coming back to this amazing reality. It's very easy in this new time to get caught up in "what works" or what will work in our churches and miss the simple, glorious power of Jesus being the foundation of everything we do.
I heard Gordon Cosby tell a story one time about a seminar he did for a group of megachurch pastors. The seminar was called, "Vision, the Destroyer of Essence." It's easy to see how "seeker-targeted" groups can make the mistake of missing Jesus along the way, but what about us? Are we putting our trust in a new form of church (or worship or mission or community) that will take the world by storm? Or, are we willing to follow "God's secret plan" that was sculpted millennia ago, that He will bring everything under Christ's authority?
Let God build his church.