I love my church! I know some people say stuff like that and don’t really mean it, but I do. I love the people, the events, the facility, and the leadership. My church feels like home to me, but there are three things that stick out as most impressive about the place where I worship God. I wanted to share them with you today.
3 REASONS WHY I LOVE MY CHURCH
1-I get to put my skill set to good use at my church, and I get to try out new abilities. No one hassles me about not getting it right the first time when I try something new, but most importantly, we are able to laugh together about our fumbles. This laughing about what doesn’t go according to plan creates a safe space for people like me to try new things. God gets the glory when things go right, and we learn a lesson about humility and perseverance when they don’t. I love that about my church!
2-The second thing I love about my church is that the truth of Jesus is taught there in transparent and vulnerable ways. The people at my church aren’t afraid to say “I’m not sure what that means.” They also aren’t afraid to say, “Let me get back to you on that one, after I’ve done some research and talked to a few friends.” That the people at my church don’t act like know-it-alls or VIP gurus, gives me confidence that I can trust them with my soul and the spiritual questions I have. I love that about my church!
3-The third thing I love about my church is the way it invites the un-churched to join us in seeking God. We talk a lot about the Visitor in the Room, always with an eye and ear for whatever doesn’t sound inviting. It’s easy to get in a rut regarding the place where “we” all feel at home. So maybe we don’t pay so much attention to the chair that’s broken, or the faucet that sprays all up and down the front of you whenever it is used. At my church, we’ve begun a habit of saying to one another, “Would this be a comfort to visitors to God’s house? Would this make sense to them? Would they be able to find this study, or know where to park, or understand where to take their kids during services here?” I love that we’re actively seeking to remind one another about what’s important. Visitors are important! I love that about my church!
What do you love about your church? Why are you there, and who have you invited to join you making your church, their church?