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Glad To Be a Part of the Team

Rachel on stage at Kids Club

Rachel tar and feathering at Kids Club.

Every once in a while, I want to disassociate myself from my “team,” i.e., Christianity. It’s not that I no longer believe it to be true. It’s almost always because embarrassed by the actions of one of my “teammates.” If that’s Christianity, I say to myself, then I want no part of it. (Notice in these moments that I conveniently forget all the times I’ve played the role of BoBo the nitwit Christian, but that’s a subject for another day.)

Fairly regularly, however, it seems like God shows me just how privileged I am to be a part of a genuine Christian community, one that lives out its faith in all kinds of tangible ways. Two recent and related examples come to mind that I hope will briefly illustrate the point.

The first has to do with the sprawling, week-long event that is Kids Club at The Crossing. Now of course I’m biased. Along with the rest of the talented and dedicated Crossing Kids team, my wife Rachel plays big role in making Kids Club happen. But I’m continually struck by how many people, both kids and adults, so thoroughly enjoy that week. I think it has something to do with the fact that Kids Club, for lack of a better way to put it, bursts with life. It’s a week saturated with the vitality of life-changing truth and overflowing with creativity and fun. And it says something significant that so many are willing to put in so much effort to bring it about. More than once during the week I thought about how great it was to see what was taking place. I’m grateful to experience it, and I’ve long since lost track of the number of people (of all ages) I’ve heard express the same thing.