Kinetic Church is a church in Atlanta Georgia (USA) and meets in a movie theatre. Each week they set up everything for church and then take it down again and put it into a trailer. One week they had their stuff stolen. They made a really nice response that showed grace and a true Christ-like response. Here’s the link if you want to see it. Really cool. They even invited the person that stole their stuff to come to their church.
The church received a donation from a local company to put up billboards around the town. The billboards read the following:
The term ‘ballsy’ got a lot of attention but so did their methodology. They received a lot of accolades as well as a lot of criticism mostly from the local Christian community.
This has been discussed a lot on the blogs when it happened a few months ago. But now I come to you with the question: what would your church do? And it’s a good exercise to think about.
I think a lot of churches would view themselves as a victim and soak up the attention and the tragedy. I think it’s similar to the way that a lot of Christians would respond: poor me. But how are we supposed to respond?