We have been told for so long that we can’t possibly be all that God wants us to be without a properly ordained minister, or without a purpose- built facility, or without the support and assistance that a denominational leadership structure can offer us. Of course, it should be no surprise that we’ve been told that by seminary professors, ordained clergy, and denominational leaders. Many people have too much to lose if we rediscovered what the church around the Southern continents is discovering. Let me make myself clear on this matter. I am not suggesting that there is anything inherently wrong with seminaries, denominations, church buildings, and the rest of the massive infrastructure that the church in the West has at its disposal. What I’m saying is that our reliance on them is limiting our spiritual growth. We are not fully realizing our calling to be the church of Jesus Christ as long as we rely on money, buildings, and paid experts.
-- Michael Frost "Exiles"
"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)
"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)
It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).