Contrary to popular Christian belief, people with talent and ability do not exist for the church; they exist for the city. And, for that matter, the church also exists for the city.
We are excited to have such a diverse group of people in our community.
Rather than saying ‘he’d be a great musician/artist/businessman to have in our church’ we look at the person and imagine how we can come along side him to help form his soul so that he will think about music/business/art through a Kingdom lens, and he may begin to restructure how he creates, readjust what he does with his music or his profits… all types of things that would make his art and work a city on a hill.
As we hi-light our artists it is not about promoting our ‘Saturday or Sunday thing’. Yes, the Kingdom shows up on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings at Phrom Phong but it’s supposed to be breaking in all over the city through unleashed disciples – leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, construction workers, stragglers and refugees – who are sold out for Jesus. By sending us into the city Jesus is actually calling us back into the Gospel so that He will be the one who builds and we get to display it and announce it.