Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. - Ephesians 4:15
In the message yesterday we revisited an old City Church shape - the Connection/Challenge matrix. Brenna Rubio borrowed the phrase ‘radical candor’ to talk about the quadrant where you really grow - where there’s both deep care and real challenge. Too often in church circles we settle for niceness (the upper left quadrant) - which is definitely NOT a Christian virtue (nowhere is it listed as such in the Bible). Or we get stuck in unhealthy/judgy/demanding churches (bottom right quadrant).
But the question for you today is what is the next step for you to grow? What is the Spirit of God impressing on you about how you need to either give or receive radical candor? What relationship is standing out most? There will be more space and time to think on these things this week but start asking God these questions now, and be listening for the answers.