Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Freeway



I went to see Pernell Goodyear at the Freeway Coffee House today with a couple of friends to see how a place like the freeway is doing stuff. The freeway is a coffe shop that has a vision for living in the community as salt and light. They have events for neighbourhood people and a church that meets there on Sunday evenings. For years my friends have had a vision for church in Toronto that is done seven days a week and were wondering if it could be incorporated with a business model. For many months now we have been wondering and dreaming together about operating a bookstore or a coffee house in a storefront on Queen Street so that Christians can be connecting with the community incarnationally on a daily basis.

As we talked with Pernell we realized our journeys had been very similar - Pernell had just lived out his dream by taking more risks and stepping out in faith. On the way home we were very excited but also realized a venture like this requires a great deal of commitment - it will cost us our lives.

This is certainly not the end of the story. I will keep you posted. Thanks for the time Pernell!!!

1 comment:

Pernell said...

Great getting together with you Michael.

Peace.