Today we worshiped in a school. The Mustard Seed School was started by Pastor Lun Sopea and his wife, an experienced teacher, to educate the children in their village near Siem Reap. The school teaches all the basics, plus English language (a key ti escaping poverty in Cambodia). They serve 130 preschoolers and up every day. On Sundays, they worship with the children and their families. Notice i did not say the school meets in a church. The church meets in the school. The mission is the school, not the church. The worshiping community came second.
He has now started three churches this way and they are all growing fast. Lead with serving, then invite people through relationships into an encounter with Christ. It turns church upside down. Perhaps that is the difference between kingdom building and church building.