One way to identify a narrative is by looking at who is missing from our church bodies, or who is uncomfortable in them...and then find out why. The last few years has introduced me to a group often ignored or even shamed in our churches: Introverts.
Christians often perceive that a true missionary calling must be to the other side of the world. For some, this is a reality. For others, their own backyard is their mission field. Situated 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington, Whidbey Island isn’t exactly top of the list for church planters. Yet for Matthew and Stephanie Erikson, this small town is precisely where they were called to be.