By Cam Roxburgh
Move in. That was it. The sentence was probably a little longer but that was the greatest advice that I was given as a church planter.
I had just finished seminary and made a decision to plant a church for the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. That was a great decision. But we needed a place to live and because of housing costs, began to look at homes 20 minutes away from the building we inherited from the Canadian Baptists. But as we walked the streets of the neighbourhood around the building, I began to feel that place in my soul. It was during one of those walks that a friend in the neighbourhood gave me the piece of advice that became so formative for me and Southside: “Cam, in order to make a difference in this place, you need to move in.” So I did. So we did. The whole core team of us. And it has made all of the difference.