Audio: Shifting How We 'Have Church'
In this clip, Pastor Efrem talks about how the church has constantly changed throughout history to get closer to God's heart. Looking forward, he describes how we need to have an "embracing eschatology" that doesn't passively wait for Jesus to come back, but in accordance with Acts 2, seeks to "have church" and build God's kingdom, even as we hope for its ultimate completion.
Efrem Smith is the senior pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church, with the vision to be an urban, multi-ethnic, relevant, holistic, and Christ-centered community. He has held leadership positions in organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Hip-Hop Church.