I just read a great blog post on 7 lies we believe about church. I think there are some really good points for us here.
Some people think that they don’t need to go to church to be a growing Christian. Some people think that church is only for Christians so they either don’t come if they aren’t a Christian, or if they are Christians they don’t invite their friends who aren’t Christians. Some people come once and think that if they weren’t comfortable the first time, church is not for them. Some people measure their church experience by how much they enjoyed it. Some people measure the church by the “authenticity and vulnerability of the people.” Some people think that a bad experience at a church means that all churches will end in bad experiences. Some people think the quality of a church is measured by the quality of the congregation.
Kristen Wetherell talks about all these lies and I think it’s very helpful for us all to evaluate what we think about church, why we think that and what we should think about church. I know we aren’t a perfect church, but then again, there isn’t one as long as it’s made of up of sinful people.
I don’t know about you, but I am so thankful that I’m at The Vine, where the gospel is preached faithfully. We seek to meet with and worship the real Jesus and we try to be real with one another.
Here’s the article for you to check out: