Setting the House Afire
Sometimes a good idea goes a lot farther than you imagined, especially when you train your church to be watching for faith-sharing opportunities. Jeff West attended a class last year on taking his faith to his community and workplace. The class was led by Tim Lundy, one of the teaching pastors at West's church, Fellowship Bible Church of Little Rock, Arkansas. Fellowship emphasizes taking "church" to people and challenges the congregation to think about life-on-life ministry.
When West learned of Fellowship's plans to implement multiple video worship venues as a ministry growth strategy, he immediately thought about the community he knew best: firefighters. West is a fire fighter in North Little Rock. He knew that a lot of firefighters are stuck at the firehouse on Sundays. Could they somehow bring the church to the firehouse?
West shared the idea with Phil Pounder, who was driving the church's on-campus parking shuttle. Pounder was not only a fellow fireman, but the chief. The two men ...1