Mundane and Menial – The Crowded House Network

All of us participate in hundreds of mundane and menial tasks throughout the week. We grocery shop, pump gas, talk to servers, drink beers, and share coffee. It is easy to walk through these moments without care or thought.

I suggest that it is in these moments of menial activity that God is moving and working. While we wait in line for overpriced coffee, God is at work. While we walk the aisles of the grocery store, God is at work. While we fold laundry with our kids, God is at work.

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The Abrahamic Covenant

As we continue to wrestle with aligning ourselves towards what being "sent" looks like for the network, here are some thoughts...

Genesis 12:1-3

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

2 “I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a]
3 I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.”[b]


So where is the "land He is showing us" (v1) and who are "all peoples" (v3)? 

"I'm continually brought back to God saying, "I've rescued you, son. You're free to play and let me be your Father. Do you believe that I am good? Go into the places that others are too afraid to go... places that are full of people that have lost hope and become their friends - like I have become yours. Tell them how they can be rescued. Be willing to share your story - not your false self. It will be messy and risky because the enemy has caused them to be a mess and they are risky. But it will be a worthy adventure because the stories will tell of a Gospel that changes everything. Don't go at this alone! Find others that desire this, too! Tell them to risk it all. Invite them to sail with you... workwomen and workmen that can tie lines and love to fish. Ones that jump into the water if you fall out of the boat. Don't fear the sea... for I'm there in the uncertainty. I'll be a lighthouse. So... will you come and die at sea or will you, instead, build your house on sand?" - Thomas Blevins

Read this article when you have a moment:

http://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/03/28/father-greg-boyle-i-thought-i-could-save-gang-members-i-was-wrong

We do not rescue anyone at the margins. But go figure, if we stand at the margins, we are all rescued. No mistake about it.
— Father Greg Boyle
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Thomas Blevins

Thomas oversees the mobilization efforts of Northland Church, helping connect the disconnected and distribute the church through the people of Northland. He has been serving in family ministry since 2004 with the same approach — “Lives are changed through relationships. Each and every people matters. When we’ve been invited and adopted into the family of God it should compel us to invite the unincluded to family everywhere we go!”

With a deep passion to equip, encourage and express the love of Jesus Christ, Thomas believes that every one of us has the capacity to be the church everywhere, everyday. It is because of this Thomas believes we have the unique opportunity to wrap our arms around every person we encounter, not to fix them, but to inspire them to live with one single passion — to attentively and passionately pursue God in every area of their lives.

Thomas is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and currently resides in the metropolis known as Oviedo. He and his beautiful wife, Tyler, are privileged to be deep in the parenthood trenches of craziness with their children, Emma Grace and Ella Jay.

Central Florida Church Genesis

The future church is cresting on the horizon. We are poised to be used by God to usher a new reformation like the one that happened 500 years ago. That reformation reclaimed a theological understanding that was lost. The Gospel of Grace was re-learned and accepted. 

Now, we need to reclaim not the theology, but the practice. 

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