Have you ever thought about what it would look like to geographically integrate the major spheres of your life (work, home, church)? I didn’t give it much thought until our family moved downtown roughly three years ago. We downsized to one car (and one car insurance premium). We saw our gas bills decline sharply. We started walking to get groceries. Walking to the bank. Walking to the doctor. Walking to meetings. We began to actually know our neighbors, local baristas, clerks, and Real Change sellers. We were more readily available to help. More opportunities for the gospel naturally opened up because there were more opportunities (and time) for relationship building. I got more time with my family – time that otherwise would be spent commuting.Read More
Amazing to see the trajectory of downtown Seattle’s population growth.
Fastest growing neighborhood in the city. Looks like we’ll need more churches.
On July 21st, 70 volunteers of Downtown Cornerstone walked the City Center of Seattle, from the avenues to the alley ways, collecting 24 large bags of garbage littered throughout the core. Our goal was simple: to sacrificially serve the city as we’ve been sacrificially served by Jesus Christ (Mat 20:28). Jesus willingly entered into our mess of sin and decay, so we gladly do the same for our city. (Rom 5:8; John 3:16; Phil 2:4-11) Check out some of the photos from that Saturday morning by clicking the photo above. A big thanks to Seattle Public Utilities and Adopt-a-Street for your partnership and assistance. This is just the beginning as we aim to spread the message and mercy of Jesus Christ, and in so doing, love our city to life. (HT: Downtown Cornerstone)