Monday, April 28, 2008

Top Ten Tuesdays--Ten things I love about my church

10. People are "real"--we're all fallen, and people are open about our "junk". It was easy to get support after my miscarriage, because people had been open about the pain in their lives, so I knew who to ask for prayer.
9. People are welcome just as they are.
8. Relationships are emphasized--not only with other believers, but with non-believers, inviting them to "come and see."
7. The messages are relevant AND Biblical.
6. Everybody is invited to "do the stuff". It's not a church where 90% of the work is done by 10% of the people--the goal is 90% of the people doing 90% of the stuff.
5. Gotta love the mission statement--Love God, Love others, Live it out. It's not enough to just know it in your head, moving it into action is important too.
4. Children are loved and taught about Jesus in an age appropriate and fun way. My kids start asking on Monday if it's time for church yet.
3. The worship is well done but not a performance.
2. We pray for each other...and the prayers are answered. Just from our life group, the answers have been amazing!
1. God is doing stuff there--it's very evident in people's lives, and sometimes the transformations are dramatic.

If you want to check it out for yourselves, visit our church website :)

Thanks to Jen for the idea! (And I'm thankful for what I learned at your church...but this is where God's called us to be).

7 comments:

The Rockstar said...

INDEED!! :)

Kelsey said...

Amen!

Jen said...

It will be so good someday when we are all Christ's church as He intended:) Until then, praise God for the creative ways He uses us and calls us to work as groups and churches.

Kim said...

Preach it.

Nancy said...

Aren't church families a blessing? I know we love ours. Sounds like you do too.

Heather said...

Neat idea! I love our church mission statement too: A heart for the Gospel, and a heart for people.

Jo said...

Your church sounds so much like ours. I live in the Antelope Valley, California and our church is called Desert Vineyard, where yours is called River Vineyard. Love it and always come away from there with a sense of upliftment.
www.desertvineyard.org