It is my observation that Christian people often try to keep their distance from their surrounding locality, in an attempt to remain pure, and uncorrupted by the world.... In contrast, the people in the Waiters Union take a compassionate stance. They interact with the locality as much as they can, hoping that by getting involved, they will be able to serve those in the place where they live. (Mike Crudge)
Reflecting on incarnational ministry, particularly that of a commumnity (the Waiter's Union) in the West End of Brisbane he makes some points worth mulling over. The story he tells is founded on the above definition of incarnational ministry.
I think it is worth a read.
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