Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 'Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.'
I have had this silly thought running around my head for ages but am not sure if it is even a remote possibility! What if a group of churches got together, agreed on each churches strength and weakness, and supported each other based on that. We could do more than we can all do on our own by trying to be good at everything all the time?
Perhaps that didn't make sense, here are some examples? If a particular church is strong in leadership training and another in women's ministry and another in music, then all of the churches involved would agree to support the strength of the other church. If your church had leadership classes and a leadership conference and our church wasn't strong in this area then we would send our people to your leadership stuff. Our church might be strong in women's ministry or music (just examples) so you would support all we do in that area! Perhaps another church would focus on prayer events and a different church would focus on music or youth events.
This approach would free each church to become good at something but still get the benefits of the other churches strengths! Together we could make a difference in our city. Together we could do something truly spectacular that reflects heaven here on earth.
I would love to hear your thoughts on why this may or may not be possible.