Jesus began with where people were before leading them to where God wanted them to be. For instance when he met Peter, he’d just spent whole night of fishing without catching a single fish. Quite a dilemma for a businessperson who needs to meet his overhead costs, pay monthly salaries and pay taxes! And before calling Peter to his purpose, Jesus led him back into the lake and helped him with his business problem. Meeting ordinary people where they are.
Mavuno is about real people with real issues encountering a real God. We are keen to never be a place where people ‘play church’ as hurting people pretend that all is well with their lives. We believe that if the gospel is real, must have practical answers for the real issues that ordinary people face every day. And so we focus on meeting people where they are in order to move them to where God wants them to be.