The following was posted by my friend, Brian Lajeunesse concerning a decision he and his wife have made regarding church in their future.
“The strangest life I’ve ever known.” Since becoming a follower of Jesus I’ve (most times) tried to be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading. And it’s lead me/us to many moves and churches and even countries.
Since leaving Quebec and our last ministry it’s been almost a year of searching and seeking His direction and how that fits in to our lives now. We’ve finally come to a realization of just what it is that we feel is the right direction.
The times in our lives where we felt closest to being the New Testament Church were when we had a small group of people at our home. We broke bread, we prayed, we worshipped, we read God’s word together… we reached out and blessed others… we met each other’s needs. We were a church.
And so now we feel like the timing is right to let everyone know that we won’t be joining any existing traditional church but will be starting a house church in our home. We are beyond excited to start this new phase! We believe that discipleship and closeness to God and others happens in small communities of believers, along with accountability to each other. So many times in the past I’ve felt like we are just playing church… and feeling that there is more to following Jesus and being “the Church” than what we’ve seen in North America… Something deeper than the selfish consumerism. Maybe you have too.
If you have felt the same I encourage you to reach out to Carrie or me… we’d love to meet with you and talk and see if this is something you might be interested in pursuing along with us. Believe me when I say this is just the start of something amazing! More details to follow!
Since we’ve started the holman report, we’ve had so many people share with us their story and let us know they have found themselves in the wilderness as well. Many of them are headed this direction. What do you think of Brian’s decision? Is he crazy? Out of touch? On the right track? Doing the right thing? Is this a church or an abomination?