So What Is Church Anyway?
It might be easier for us to tell you what church is NOT. As far as we are concerned, it’s not a place you go to only on Sunday morning to have somebody tell you about God.
Church is a state of mind as well as a state of being. It is an action verb. It’s something that we belong to 24/7.
And it covers a lot of things: study, service, worship, quietude, expression, learning, fellowship, and more. But one thing it always seems to include is COMMUNITY. We’re all in this together.
Just like the early Jesus-followers, we find ourselves trying to make sense of our world in light of our faith, our questions, our doubts and fears … in other words we try to LIVE as People of the Way. The Way? What Way? The Way of Jesus … that man who taught about God’s love and justice, about how to treat others and how to interact with our world in a way that’s positive and hope-filled.
But church is NOT a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. Some people like very formal interaction with God and others want things casual; some people really love Bible Study while others would rather go to the movies; some want to sit quietly with their thoughts while others want to talk and explore new ideas out loud.
Church can, and should, be ALL of those things. And we have found one way to do that: the Acts of Faith Model.
Think of it as A Movable Feast