The Gospel In Context: First Friday
For many of us at Vintage21 Church, we only know the members and regular attenders in the context of our Sunday morning gathering. Yet what makes Vintage21 Church are the unique individuals God is using in specific neighborhoods, workplaces, and other contexts. Do you remember as a child, the first time you saw your teacher outside of the classroom? I was six years old, and there was my teacher in the grocery store, living a normal life. This experience completely messed with my mind. My first thought was, “You mean she doesn’t live in the classroom?” Up to that point, there was only one context in which I knew my teacher. Similarly, we all live in unique contexts where God has placed us to share the Gospel (Eph 2:10). God doesn’t send us blindly, but equips us with His Spirit, and gives us individual gifts, talents, and interests all to be used for his glory. In his book, Gospel In A Pluralist Society, Lesslie Newbigin writes this:
“The question of contextualization is the question about how the gospel ‘comes alive’ in particular contexts. The history of the Church, and missionary experiences, certainly show that this ‘coming alive’ happens in a myriad of different and unpredictable ways.”
This month’s art exhibit in the Gallery at Vintage21 showcases the work of several people involved at West Campus. Join us to see a beautiful picture of how God has stirred the hearts of several Vintage21 members to share the love and hope of Christ in specific contexts using their unique gifts.
Stop by anytime on Friday, September 7th between 7:00-10:00 pm
For more details, visit the Facebook page for The Gallery at Vintage21