I’m a young pastor… at age 57.
Young, only because I just became a pastor for the first time in January of 2013, a mere 6 months ago.
Oh… did I mention that it’s a church plant?
Crazy isn’t it? Well, I think so… I don’t fit the norm; this is supposed to be a younger man’s gig. Church plants eat pastors alive I’ve read, so they should be young, excited, and multi-by-talented to get the job done… and avoid being eaten.
Did I mention that the church plant was started by a man older than me? Why, he must be crazier than me!
We live in college town, with 5 colleges in close proximity and we get quite a few students coming to a small church plant pastored by two guys who shouldn’t be pastoring a young church plant.
Or, just maybe, these two guys along with their wives and a few key leaders have chosen to believe God instead of what others say that they could/should be doing.
“But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.”
- Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
One of these students came to me after the service last week, to talk about the sermon and to rave how she felt at home here, how her parents felt that way when they visited. Her words is something we hear repeated a lot at Bridge Builders… people come and they feel at home… loved.
If that’s crazy…call me certifiable.
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35
So…I’m wondering… are you a crazy for God type of person?