Collective Boldness

Over the past 16 months, I have witnessed as my friend Brock says, a “collective boldness” descend upon our community. Last night, we held our first worship night in our new home, the Fifth Ave House. It was a surreal, emotionally charged night, feeling the promises of the Lord come to pass and momentum of our community expressed physically in one space. It took every single person to make it happen. Spencer, Jordan, Gina, Travis, Brittany, Melody, Peter…the list goes on and on. This is where the collective boldness explodes…when the challenge of ahead of you is too great for one or a few people. When it takes an army. Yes, there is strength in numbers. Yes, there is power being in one accord.  Within any community rests all the giftings and strengths needed to accomplish the task at hand. This describes our community’s past 16 months. The dust is settling, and the old idiom rings truer than ever… “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

I would add, life together is a journey. Don’t miss the joy of a community pursuit when Jesus is the center. It’s what makes the journey worth it. The Fifth Ave House is just a building, with 4 walls and (leaky) roof. It has no heart, no soul in of it’s self. But when it’s filled to the brim with people alive and free, a collective boldness arises to be witnesses of Jesus. This is something worth fighting for. The destination is just the icing on the cake. The community journey is the main course. –  nate