First of all, I fear that my recent decision to reenter the world of higher education will adversely effect my ability to be a constant blogger. I was hit with a major case of syllabus shock on Monday when I received my three hundred page course packet for my first eight week class.
Ok, now on topic… I have been thinking a lot about Louie Giglio. I have tremendous respect for Louie. We have never met but he has been a major contributor to the advancement of the cause of Christ in North America and for that we are friends. He has also been one of those guys who has remained seemingly humble despite his rise to prominence in Christiandom.
A few years ago my respect for him went through the roof when he used his platform with passion to encourage college students to transfer to schools in New England and assist in starting churches in New England’s major cities. Some Great friends of ours, Brian & Kim Metz, actually accepted this challenged and moved to Boston for a year!
In the last few months rumors have begun to float around about Louie and some of the passion crew (Chris Tomlin, Nathan & Christy Nockles and Matt Redman) are starting a church… Awesome! This is great news!
So the date is set, the location is chosen, the website is made and Atlanta is the home of Passion City Church
Here is my question…
- Atlanta is the most churched major city in the world.
- Atlanta is the home to the largest number of church plants each year for the past several years.
I fear that Passion City Church will unintentionally rape the churches of Atlanta of thousands of passionate, Jesus loving youngsters that are desperately needed in their ministries. I’m glad we are going to have another great mega church, by March it will be the new, fastest growing church in America… But there will be a thousand church plants in Atlanta with buckshot through them.
I really wish passion city church would have opened in Vegas, New York, Boston, or DC or Philly. I am interested in your thoughts about this.