I thought I’d transcribe and share a recent conversation with an elder saint:
Her: So are you starting an actual church in Ajax?
Her: Where are you based, do you have a building?
Me: No, we..
Her [Interrupting]: So are you preaching on the streets?
Me: No, we’re starting with the mobile app for commuters that I mentioned, that will…
Her [Interrupting Again]: Oh, so you have church in a big truck, then?
Me: No. We’ve developed a way for people to get help with life, and learn about Jesus, on their phones while they commute.
Her: Oh, I see. So will you be starting a church, then?
Me: Yes, as people learn about Jesus we will help them form groups, and…
Her [Interrupting yet again]: Yes, but will you be bringing them here for church?
Me: No, they’ll become their own church over time.
Her: So will you ever be starting a traditional church?
Me: No. [Shaking and Weeping Silently]
This reminded me of the hilarious “It’s a Book“…you can see why in this short trailer for the book:
Draw whatever conclusions about communication, assumptions, etc. that you like. I’ll be in my truck.