Tim Stevens recently posted a brief thought on what makes a church. It's not the weekend "crowd" that makes the church....but it's the things that happen between the weekends that make the "church". Check it out below:
Here is how the conversation typically goes:
Life-long Church Attendee: "Your church is pretty shallow. Felt like it was a show. I need something deeper."
Me: "Really? That surprises me, cuz' I've been here for twenty years and that's not my experience. How long have you been attending?"
Life-long Church Attendee: "I've been to three weekend services."
Me: "Then you haven't experienced our church yet. You've just scratched the surface."
For some reason, people who have attended church for many years will come to a weekend service and believe they have visited our church. I tell people all the time: The weekend is not the church. It is a crowd. We are doing everything we can to draw the biggest crowd we can--and then turn it into a church. Read the rest...