What should church look like?
My friend Scott was sharing with me a few thoughts about church. He said…
“I have been at churches and when they ask for people to greet each other, they shake my hand and before I finish telling them my name they are talking to someone else…that’s enough for a guy like me to leave and never come back!”
“I go into church with questions and after the preacher is done I have more unanswered questions, and I leave more confused than when I went in!”
These two statements really caused me to think about what is wrong the church today. Either we are comfortable, complacent, or worse we have become blind! Galatians 6:2 tells us, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” At “1269” we want to do more than know your name and shake your hand, we want to know your story and share your burdens.
Our doors open a half hour before each service begins. During this time we talk, share food, and get to know each other. We open in prayer and sing worship songs to the Lord. Each week we teach through the Bible verse by verse. While this may sound similar to other churches you have been to the difference is that during the service anyone can ask a question or share. It is simple, the Lord desires that all men come to know Him, getting your questions answered is an important part of that process.
I want to say thank you to Scott for sharing your observations about “church,” they changed the way I serve as a pastor!
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