Saturday, August 17, 2013

The People

Ultimately the church is about God. It is His creation and His desired agent for sharing the message of hope
to a broken world. For the church to be effective however, we can't forget that it is about investing in people. Fulfilling our purpose is tied up in getting people to see who God is & how their lives can be transformed. If we understand this truth then we are forced to carefully evaluate everything that we do through the lens of honoring God and helping people. That may sound extremely obvious, but I have watched churches forget this principle even though it seems absolutely fundamental to their existence. 

Thinking about this made me remember the old children's game we used to play with our hands: Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors, there's all the people! 

If you're going to be a church you can't forget to invest in people.

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