Sunday was an amazing night; a good number of people gathered for our first “State of Convergence” address. The idea comes from the State of the Union Address that our president gives annually.
We talked a little about where we are, and how we got here; but since we have talked about that often, we spent most of the time looking at where we are going. Lisa and I both shared our ten-year vision—Lisa about Convergnce in the larger sense; while I talked about where I see the Church at Convergence headed.
I’m going to share some of my vision here over the next few days…
Ten years from now the Church at Convergence will be a vibrant, active community filled with artists, art lovers, patrons, and creative people of all sorts engaging God, each other, the larger Convergence community, and artists all over the DC/northern VA area.
I see multiple worship gatherings throughout the week to meet diverse spiritual and scheduling needs.
I see people gathering in our beautiful sanctuary for contemplative prayer and reflection.
I see musicians hanging out in the Lab; jamming, collaborating, experimenting—worshiping God and leading others in worship with the music they have created.
I see a multi-generational worship gathering that brings families together, rather than separating them into different groups.
I see people coming together to dig into the Bible—exploring, asking, challenging, imagining, teaching, and learning from each other.
I see worship gatherings where artists of all kinds not only contribute, but lead. Gatherings where painters, sculptors, dancers, musicians, writers, actors—all worship through their art.
I see a community that is diverse—culturally, ethnically, socially, politically, theologically, economically….
I see our facility filled with people coming and going—connecting and relating—a place where one can always find a friend or fellow artist…
I’ll write more tomorrow, but would love your input and feedback!