Today I went to church for probably the 3rd time in over a year. When our church closed its doors a while back, my husband John and I realized we were facing a daunting task: finding a church for people who don’t like church.
Since I was awake anyway this morning, I decided to head over to a local church we wanted to visit. I almost turned around and went back home when I pulled into the parking lot and saw all the dresses and khakis. It might sound petty to immediately judge a church because people dress up for services. But I think it cuts to the heart of what I believe church should be.
A Christian church is simply a community of Christ followers who meet regularly to encourage each other, build each other up, and learn more about their faith together. It should be an extension of the individual’s life. It should be like getting together with friends for coffee. I do not understand the desire to make it into something ceremonious, something different from everyday life. I feel like I should show up for church exactly how I show up to hang out with my friends. I’m not sure I’m explaining this well, but there you go.