Amber Lily Brenner3 months ago
I attend a church South Carolina and I love it. Our pastor does a great job of being honest with our church family. He admits what he struggles with, talks about issues that traditional churches refuse to talk about, and teaches the bible not politics or a social agenda. This really connects with young people and I wish more churches did this. Unbelievers look at church and see it as boring or think that only older people go and that should not be the case. Church needs to be geared to all age groups, especially the young people because this is when we are the most vulnerable to the world.
Our church has a few values that we say (probably way too much) and it drives all that we do: saved people serve people, found people find people, growing people change, and you can't do life alone.
We're all about next steps, growing on our walks, and above all else community through serving and community groups.
I could go on and on about what makes me love my church so much. Its funny, honest, awesome music, the family, the fact that sometimes we have people come in their pajamas (at least they're coming, right?!), the awesomeness of the long waits and traffic jams from people trying to get into the parking lot (how often do you get to see that?), and the simple truths that are preached there.
Make church interesting by not making it for perfect people. Jesus didn't come to hang out with the religious people. He came to reach those that were far from God. That's what He was about. That's what church should be about!
Sorry for the rant! Good luck and God bless!