I go to a church where FUN is always included. I go to a church where you come AS YOU ARE....and God will meet you right there. I go to a church where it doesn't matter what clothes you wear, what kind of car you drive, how well you sing (or don't) or which weary path life has taken you down.
My church is AWESOME.
It's FILLED with God and people who live for Him. It's overflowing with adults, teenagers, kiddos and pastors who have a desire to meet you and love you....for just being YOU.
Now don't get me wrong. It's not perfect. People come and people go for whatever reason suits them. When they come we hug them and welcome them. When they leave we hug them, we shed a few tears and we wish them well.
The building is nice and the grounds are well kept. To me....it looks like a goofy looking mini-mall.
Oh, don't get me started on how the back side looks like Bart Simpson's hair.
Anyway, you wanna know the BEST part of my church?
It's not the building or the pretty flowers or the AWESOME music (we have a lead pastor with pipes like none I've ever heard) or the sermons that speak right to your heart right there where you sit. Nope....those things are great, but....
IT'S THE PEOPLE.
God's people. It's how God uses each and every one to serve Him and share His message. It's the love that people genuinely have for each other. It's how God, each and every day, lifts the roof off that place and fills it up with HIMSELF. You can see it in the eyes of the kiddos. You can feel it in the hugs you get from friends and often times even strangers. You can hear it in the sound of the worship team shaking the rafters with praise to Him. You can. I'm not even kidding.
I love my church.
And I love how God is reaching 600+ kids this week through VBS. 600+ kids hearing God's word, praising Him with awesome music that makes you jump and dance, seeing how so many adults (AND TEENAGERS!) give of their time and talents to lead by example....to glorify God.