Kay & I had lunch yesterday with Dave & Ellen, our pastors, to discuss starting a new home group. We talked about our vision for the group, as well as nuts & bolts (I love hearing a pastor say, “I will not micromanage you”) — and now we have a green light to proceed! Hooray! All that remains is for us to choose the starting date so that Dave can announce it for a couple of Sundays before we have our first meeting.
There is one more thing we were asked to do, and that is to write down an answer to the question, “So, uh, what’s your group about?” It’s hard to come up with something brief. We joked about my esoteric answer, “We want to be an emergent missional community of faith” — meaningless jargon and buzzwords to the people who will be asking. The vision I posed to Dave & Ellen is a better answer: “We want to be a micro-church.” That still doesn’t capture it, though, because of that problematic word “church.”
Hmm. We’ll have to chew on this.