I am willing to mail a copy of it to anyone who would like a copy and I will have my email available on my blog in short order. Please feel free to email me and I will get you a copy of this message. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the meantime here is a tid bit of the introduction;
"What does it mean to be the body of Christ? What does it mean to be a church, a local expression of God's mighty work across the world?
At least in part, it means weeping with those who weep, rejoicing with those who rejoice learning and growing together, we can't feel exactly each other's pain and sometimes we can't even relate - but, we can LOVE.
We must step back and recover God's passion and vision for his church. What is it He is looking for? What is it that He desires? How, first and foremost, does He even view us as His people?
We need to overcome the Crisis of Modern Disillusionment(both the world's and our own) & Recover God's Perspective and Passion.
The church has not always been a delight, we've all had challenges....that which God desires to see is not always our experience. The church has become so many things, - it has become a grand experiment, try everything and anything, grow it big enough to make a mark or leave an impression, it has become a business enterprise. Our world today is filled more with churches who seem concerned with displaying something humanly grand than encountering God, and displaying the grandness of God.(We will be surveying the book of Ephesians for vision.)