Monday, May 16, 2011

What Kind of Church?

What Kind of Church Are We To Be?

God specializes in recycling and repurposing lives. He is the master potter and uses things, prayer, brokenness, and hope to remake what was maimed.

We are a recycling center where the broken, bruised, and burned out are restored with love and purpose. Our church should be a place where that can take place! My prayer for our church is that this will be a place where it is okay to not be okay….a hospital for sinners and not a museum for saints!

We want people to know that they can be forgiven and released from the pain of the past. This is a place where they can embrace hope for their future. The church is a place for people to be made whole through love, acceptance, and forgiveness. The church is people—real people—changed by the power of Christ, filled with the Spirit of Christ who are engaged with passion to touch the hurting, dying, and cynical modern man with the life of Jesus Himself. “The church which is His body, the fullness of Him.” We love you and we care about every one of you!

- Pastor Virgil Amundson