Saturday, August 10, 2013

National Back to Church Sunday

In a little over a month, on September 15, 2013 churches across the country will be celebrating National Back to Church Sunday. It got me to thinking . . . 
  • What impact does it actually make on children - and adults - when we say they are welcome, but our actions do not really back those words up?
  • What would a truly "honest" video about the actions of our church look like?
  • Why should anyone really want to set foot inside our church?
  • I guess church isn't really for girly men! - At least I wouldn't want to say it was to the men in the video :^)
Seriously, what do our "actions" say about the type of church we are? It can be so very easy to say a person is "welcome" and we want them to "belong", but do our "actions" really show this? Consider the following -

  • If we sincerely want children - and adults - to feel like they "belong" to our church, are we diligent about watching for the "cracks" people can "fall though"?
  • What do we do if we find a "crack"? - do we ignore it while it becomes the "grand canyon"?
  • Are we serious enough about wanting our church to be a place where anyone and everyone can really belong to take a clear and honest look and then to act?
Remember: Actions speak louder than words!

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