16 Nov

Take a look at the video and share your thoughts?  What comes to mind?  What do you like and what do you dislike? Which picture does your heart lean towards? Where does the video have wrong? What does it have right?


Posted by on November 16, 2010 in Uncategorized


6 responses to ““Church”

  1. christie

    November 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Agreed. I really liked the video. Seems so common sense, but so many people get it all wrong. How can that be?

  2. Mat

    November 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I think this video is right on point. How often we’ve confused “Good-news-ing” our neighborhood with inviting people to our church’s programs. I believe God wants to do more through us. I like the concept of us being like missionaries, going out into the community “Good-news-ing” our neighborhood for the service to humanity for the glorification of God.

  3. clif

    November 20, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I think what struck me was the comment that inviting to church =evangelism. Obviously it does not, but I think that is an easy trap to fall into.

    • John

      November 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      I agree with Cliff. Inviting people to church is the easy part its living out our lives around those same people as an example of what Christ has done in our lives personally thats hard, but if we are truely practicing what we are preaching that is evangelizing to a hurting community.

  4. Mat

    November 22, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Saint Francis said, “Preach the Gospel always and if necessary use words.” Our lifestyles should preach the gospel as well as our words.

  5. Sarah

    January 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I love Acts 2:42-47 regarding the fellowship of believers. I read it often and reflect on the beauty of this fellowship and wonder why everyone doesn’t grasp my excitement about this ministry. My husband and I have often reflected on a church without walls and this past year have struggled greatly with the concept of a paid minister or even ministry leader and all the financially struggling members of said churches. I was running a ministry and being paid to be a manager of the store the ministry was out of. I was paid for my labor but my ministry was and still is free. I believe that the business of many churches may be taking away from the miracles that could be in a community. Many churches are geared for families when being a family should be the goal. When you hesitate to send a person to your local church because they might pass judgement or screen them I feel like the church is not a church it is just a building with worldly rules, policies and procedures filtering the “different people” right out onto the street. I want to serve God and add to God’s Kingdom by sharing His love with the lost. We need to be on the street and in the community as a church body, a fellowship of believers. Sarah


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