I received a response to my Identifying First-Time Guests post that made me say “Hmmm …” It reminded me that we need to “keep on keeping on” trying to get people connected to the church, despite the fact that many just don’t get it. Maybe not despite the fact that many don’t get it; maybe because of the fact that many don’t get it.
I had to share my response …
Hmmm. Well, I must say that part of me is very happy to get your e-mail. The fact that you felt “bugged” to get involved the whole time you were attending our church, tells me we’re “doing” what the Bible says we should be doing.
I’ve said it many times … Christianity is a VERB!
There’s no such thing as a Christian that just comes and goes each week and never “does” anything. A Christ follower should serve, give, love others, etc. just as the Bible says.
Now, if you aren’t a Christian, I’m saddened by your comments. Our attempts to get you to do something were aimed at getting you across the line of faith if you aren’t a believer. And, if you just felt bugged, we need to work on our methods.
Anyway … I take the mission of our church and my own faith very seriously. I believe to the core of my being that I am to “do” something as a Christ follower. I’ve served at my church every Sunday since the very first service on Sunday, October 1, 2000. I didn’t become a staff member until April of 2004.
Of course, I thanked them for contacting me.