I will build my church.

Lottery instants.

Instant coffee.

Instant gratification.


But some things just take time.  Processes rather than events.  They take time, patience, perseverance.

We recently had a couple of night’s holiday in Durham.  Imagine my delight when we discovered, in Durham Cathedral, a Lego model under construction.  As part of its fundraising, the cathedral is in the process of building a Lego version of itself.  The foundation stone was laid back in July of last year, and the work carries on today (and will do so for some time).

We made our own little contribution:

And this is what it looked like when we were there:

And it got me thinking about how a church grows.  Not in an instant (though there may be spurts of growth from time to time).  It’s a gradual process.  Many people contribute to its growth.  A church can grow when people catch the vision.  It may be the vision of one person, but it should be the work of many.

If you’re a Christian, what are you doing or what can you do to contribute to the growth of the church?

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