Can you believe it’s only seven weeks since our gathering in the Peak District?! The trustees of Red Letter Christians UK met last week to chew over pages of notes from our retreat and we’d love to tell you where we’re at.
We are still wet concrete! – remember that helpful picture from our retreat? It describes our desire to see the RLC UK vision emerge through relationships. Looking through the notes together, it’s clear that these things are beginning to take shape. If you have other thoughts or reflections, we would certainly welcome them. For now, here are the headlines:
* We don’t see ourselves as an organisation to make things happen, or to call people out of existing groups and affiliations. Rather, we seek to highlight examples of Red Letter living; to encourage each other and to catalyse radical discipleship. We also believe there is an opportunity to present a Jesus-centred spirituality among those who share our commitment to stand for justice, peace and equity, but may never have heard this Gospel.
* We have been truly inspired by Tony and Shane’s prophetic call, but we are not proposing to replicate what happens in America. We discern the Spirt inviting us to nurture local ‘seedbeds’ where we can innovate and celebrate ways to live out the Red Letters of Jesus.
* In terms of our structure, we took on board advice from the retreat, and are transitioning from a CIC to a CIO, which can claim gift aid. But we want to keep a ‘light touch’ trustee role. We’ll keep you up to date with progress.
So where are we? Our heart is that through Red Letter Christians UK, we call each other to commit to live for Jesus and Justice personally, communally and on the public stage.