Hello my name is church,
I'm sure you've heard a lot about me. I have no shortage of critics. Perhaps you have heard that I am...
A waste of time
You've heard that I am full of:
Maybe you have visited me before and discovered:
Maybe you needed me and I was:
Maybe you joined me and found I was:
Maybe you tried to serve in me but were caught off guard by:
Maybe you left and were surprised that nobody:
Invited you back
Perhaps your experience has driven you to:
Speak negatively of me
Swear to never come back to me
Proclaim that no one needs me
Believe you're better off without me
If this is true, I have something to say to you:
I was wrong
I blew it
I made a huge mistake
But remember, I never said my name was:
My name is church. I welcome the:
I welcome the
I cannot shut my doors to the people who make you:
But I would remind you that we couldn't always worship in the same room. In the Old Testament there was a division between the:
In order for us to all worship in the same room Christ was:
Which is far worse than being:
So why not come back to church and let all of these messed up people:
I can't promise you that the people will be great. This is church. It's not:
The Celestial city
God wants you here.
The body needs you here.
The world needs your witness here.
You belong here.
Hello, my name is church.
I miss you.
I love you.
Can't wait to see you.
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Colorado Springs, CO
Brussels, Belgium. A see-through church is pictured on a hilltop in Borgloon, 80 km (50 miles) East of Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. The church, designed by Belgian architec duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh has been chosen by visitors of architecture website Archdaily as building of the year 2012, and is made with 100 layers of steel and weighs 30 tons. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
Le Puy-en-Velay, France
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Rio de Janeiro's Cathedral, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Pope Francis on Saturday challenged bishops from around the world to get out of their churches and preach, and to have the courage to go to the farthest margins of society to find the faithful.. Pope Francis is on the sixth day of his trip to Brazil where he attends the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio.
People walk in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday , Oct. 5, 2011. The cathedral is lit in pink to mark October as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA - MARCH 19: Visitors walk past Bete Giyorgis, also called St. George's Church, at the Lalibela holy sites on March 19, 2013 in Lalibela, Ethiopia. Lalibela is among Ethiopia's holiest of cities and is distinguished by its 11 churches hewn into solid rock that date back to the 12th century. Construction of the churches was begun by Ethiopian Emperor Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, who sought to create an alternative pilgrimage site after the Muslim occupation of Jerusalem. Lalibela was the capital of Ethiopia until the 13th century.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Colombia, South America
Garden Grove, Orange County, California, U.S.A.
Mejorada del Campo (Madrid) España
Visitors stand inside a church made entirely of snow and ice in southern Bavaria on January 14, 2012 in Mitterfirmiansreut, Germany. Local enthusiasts built the church at the end of December in an effort to relive a tradition dating back over 100 years. In 1910 the residents of Mitterfirminsreut were cut off from their local parish by a heavy snowstorm, and since the village was without its own church, they were unable to attend Christmas mass. Then in January of 1911, in an act meant in protest against local authorities whom they felt had forgotten them, the residents built their own church out of the material they had most in abundance at the time: snow. This year the snow church, backed by a local association, is scheduled to stand through February and has quickly become a local tourist attraction. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Father Michael Elfred, a church minister from Tadworth, Surrey stands outside the world's first inflatable church which has been erected May 13, 2003 in Sandown, England. The church stands 47ft tall from floor to steeple, comes complete with inflatable organ, candles and stained glass windows, and can hold up to 60 people. Father Michael later performed a service a dedication for the church. (Photo by Hugo Philpott/Getty Images)
Exterior view of the Roman Catholic cathedral in Evry, south of Paris, the first cathedral to be built in France in over 100 years. The structure, made of red brick, covers 1,074 square meters. The first mass is due to be celebrated on 11 April. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)
Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Mechernich, southern Germany
Madison, WI Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Zadar County, Croatia
Katskhi Cliff, Georgia
Broadbridge Heath, Sussex, Great Britain
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
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