For the past month everywhere I have been I have cast the vision of Renegade Church. I even spoke with several local pastors who have been an encouragement to us and support Renegade’s vision. Since we launched the Renegade Church Facebook Fan Page people have been approaching us and asking questions about this new community launching in Victoria. Let me tell you, I have been overwhelmed at the initial response to Renegade Church. God keeps surprising us each day.
Now, the first question everyone asks is “Where are you meeting”. A legitimate question, but also a bit premature. Renegade is not a split off of another church so we are not starting with a “built in, ready made” congregation. Nor are we calling random acquaintances to try to persuade them to leave their current church and join us. That may work in the short term, but in the long run God will not bless it. Right now we are talking with close friends, like minded ministry partners, and people who come to us asking questions. It is from those people that we know God will bring together a core group that will become Renegade Church and it will be that group that puts on our first service sometime in the near future.
If God brings us the right mix of people, with the right gifts, and provides us a place to meet, then Renegade may launch preview services as soon as this Spring. For now, Renegade Church’s core group will meet as a Small Group in our home starting late February. In fact, on Saturday, February 27 at 6:30 PM, we will have our first small group meeting. We will kill the fatted brisket (along with beans, potato salad and drinks), talk about the vision of Renegade Church and answer any questions you may have. If you want to be part of this meeting e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you directions. If you are interested in Renegade Church this would be a great opportunity to come “kick the tires”, hear our hearts and find out what this new work is all about.
Who is in this group? We don’t know yet, but you could be. If you would like to be part of something bigger than yourself, that will not only change your life but impact our community in ways that you cannot imagine, I challenge you to join us on February, 27.
Are you on Facebook? To keep up with what is going on with Renegade Church follow this link and join the Renegade Church Facebook Fan Page.
God is up to some big things, are you going to join Him and be part of it?