The church I walked out of was the most successful church I’d ever attended.
It was full. Several clergy. A big youth group. Amazing music.
It was all too perfect.
The church I walked into was the opposite. Not perfect in the least. And yet it was here I felt the tug. I could finally hear.
Church is not supposed to be successful.
Not successful as we usually define it. Which often means just like everything else.
Church is supposed to be meaningful.
It is supposed to be a place of hope. A place of opportunity. A place of finding GOD not only present, but realized in the weak and broken people around us.
Church can be better than what you and I grew up with.
It can be less concerned with numbers and more concerned with making meaning, making connections, making opportunity.
Church can be more than just a tradition and an institution.
More than just the people gathered to recreate a long-expired past. It can be now. It can be vibrant. It can be alive!
Here I can say with all of my heart:
The church is not dying.
- Meaningless church is dying.
- Civil religion is passing.
- Country Club Church is on the mat.
But the church, real, meaningful church is alive. Church that is unafraid of progress, embracing science, and driving us to new discovery; that church is growing.
It just might look a little different.
That’s the adventure. Are you ready?
I want to help you find meaning in church and in life.
Ready to cultivate meaning in your church?
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