Living Church Family-Style
Here in San Francisco, curious tourists from all over the world come to confirm for themselves this city’s famous reputation for oddness. They won’t be disappointed.
But what could be odder than the creator of the universe washing people’s feet, telling us we will find riches in poverty, life in death, power in meekness, and that ultimate glory and truth will be hidden from the wisest but revealed to little children? This is indeed an odd kingdom we followers of Christ live in.
A peculiarity of this kingdom is that God has decided that through us, his church, blind beggars that we are, “the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Eph. 3:10-11).
Here at Church of the Sojourners, we seek to respond to Christ’s call by living together family-style, sharing our homes, resources, and friendship, our weaknesses as well as our strengths—not because living together is a requirement of committed discipleship, but because it is one real way we have found to provide us with numerous daily opportunities for forgiveness, humility, service, gratitude, worship, prayer, and other practicalities of sainthood which help build us into “the full measure of the stature of Christ.”