"Unconventional Christianity" What does that phrase mean to you?
We live in a world full of traditional, religious program and conventional Christianity.
By definition the word conventional means to be in accordance with what is generally done or believed.
When we think of a wedding we automatically see a bride dressed in white being walked down the aisle of a beautifully decorated church or chapel, when we think of the birthing of a new born baby we see a room crowded full of closest kin as they surround the exhausted mother and father. When we think of a funeral service we see a casket surrounded by flowers and a preacher to eulogize the service. We have all been brought up with certain traditions that have been handed down through the ages that become sacred to our ancestry. Few people have ever dared to venture out of the waters of normalcy into the realm of the unconventional. What if God never meant for us to be conventional? What if He had something completely different in mind?
What if it doesn't matter where we sit in church, or what we wear to church? What if it's not about the style of music or tempo? What if God just wants people to follow Him wherever He is leading even if the place He is taking us looks different from the place where we've always been?
"That's just the way we've always done it" is the most toxic mindset we can get stuck in as a living organism. The church is alive and ever progressing, ever developing, ever growing, and ever changing! We are not changing what we minister but we are changing how we do ministry! Being an unconventional Christian is not easy you will face change, challenge, criticism, inconvenience, and loss but the reward for following God into the new place of promise and provision He is leading us to is far greater than any persecution or loss we may suffer. Don't allow the stigma that other may place on you to dictate your relationship with God!
(Colossians 2:8) "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ."