The English language changes more than just about any other language out there, and I’m old enough now that I have seen new words come into common use. One of those words is “outsourcing”. For those of you who aren’t up on business jargon, outsourcing is when a company decides to contract out services that it used to provide internally. For instance, a small business might decide to shut down its marketing department and outsource that to a marketing firm.
In the business world, this can often make a lot of sense. However, as always, we must be cautious with our applications of worldly wisdom to the spiritual realm. In particular, we ought to be wary of the dangers of outsourcing our discipleship to the church. Continue reading