Why Church?

Seems to me we sometimes get confused on the purpose of the church.  We seem to have developed this mindset that “the church” is responsible for reaching the unchurched.  If we have the right style of worship, the right music, the right pastor, or the right programs, people will come and that is all we need to do.  Referring to last week’s post, I do believe that every church has a purpose and each church is going to attract a different group of people.  Programs, worship, and all the other stuff is useful and good, but it is not the main thing. Continue reading “Why Church?”

Kids Workbench

For Christmas, Owen asked Santa for a “real tool set with a real hammer and real nails”.  Apparently he was a little disappointed with the toy tool set he got last year.  He loves to help me work around the house on anything from yard work to remodeling.  So this year Santa brought him a real tool set and he promptly gathered his toy tools and gave them to his sister. Continue reading “Kids Workbench”

The Other Half Day

Sunday morning is perhaps one of the most controversial times of the week.  There are a wide range of offerings and in some places it seems there is a church on every corner.  Down the street from where I live, there are five churches in a one mile stretch of road.  They each do things a little different and teach things a little different.  Which one is right? Continue reading “The Other Half Day”