“You’re starting a mission church? What’s that? Why are you starting a new church?”
If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that question over the past month, I’d be a rich man. For those of you who haven’t heard yet, we are starting a new church in the DC area called St. Timothy & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox church.
The concept is similar to the “mission church” idea that has sprung up in some spots of Canada and America [see www.smsv.ca and www.stpaulchicago.org] – one where we can share Christ and our Coptic Orthodox faith without some of the cultural barriers that might hinder the spread of the gospel in America.
Not that I needed a reminder, but just in case I did, God gave me one this morning. He reminded me of why we are doing what we are doing. This morning I read Acts chapter 10 – the story of Cornelius. It is a wonderful story that I encourage everyone to read. But if you need a quick summary, here is what happens.Read More