What Kind of Church Are You?

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6 Responses

  1. Mike G says:

    5 hours later and no comments. This might a new record! Here is an idea, but not the complete picture. But I would say that we as a church care about the whole person. We understand that greatest work in the lives is the redemption of that person to come to know Jesus as Lord, but we truly love the person in other regards to their physical and emotional needs. This comes from a rock solid community, responsiveness of the members and teaching that helps us thinking rightly about God and discerns the difference between urgent and matters of the intellect. Just my thoughts on my lunch break.

  2. Aaron Tant says:

    I chose not to reply… except for now… because I cannot say I am a summiteer (tear tear). But, it has me pondering what I would say to what kind of church I attend. Mike G, I want to steal your line, but I just don’t think we’re there yet. We are on our way, and we have some great people being groomed into some great leaders. Once we’ve got them trained, I think it could be stated that, yes, we care about the whole person. Church members and visiters alike have said many of what Danny has mentioned – conservative, doctrinally sound, insanely friendly, relevant, musically dated (shhh), but really, what are we and what should we be? I just don’t know… without my jesus-words. Good pondering time.

  3. Veronica Greear says:

    i have found myself in this exact same predicament many times. and being a “pastor’s wife”gets you all the same responses that being a pastor does, and worse. they start wondering if you have 10 kids or looking to see if you have any bruises from being beaten for not making the fried chicken crispy enough. anyway, anything i say about ‘our’ church is suspect at best to them. i pretty much fall back on the “it’s a great time/place, you just have to check it out…” i need more suggestions people!

  4. Phil White says:

    We’re a church that wants to do Great things for God, while expecting GREATER Things from God.

  5. Jeremy says:

    Hospital for sinners.

    I too have struggled with this. If you give me five minutes, I can explain. However whether it be 5 minutes or 30 seconds, you’ve got to sell them in the first 30 seconds.

    B/c people are so ‘educated’ in this area, I’ve told some they’ll be getting an academic experience while learning about God and if you stay long enough and believe, you’ll witness first hand what God has done through the Summit Church.

  6. Robyn Eason says:

    I’m about a week behind cause I don’t read your posts that often (don’t take that personally, I’m busy), but I have been thinking about this question for a couple of weeks. Two Sunday mornings ago, a man, named Reggie, walked up to the First Time Guest tent, looked at me and said, “I’ve never been here before. Tell me about Summit Church.” At that moment, I had so many thoughts swirl through my mind…… should I give him an official answer, a personal viewpoint answer, or a safe generic answer? I don’t remember exactly what I said; doctrinally sound, fantatic music, people who love the Lord, etc. We had a nice conversation and Reggie said he would be back. On the way home I remember thinking how do you communicate what it means to be part of this body of Christ to someone who has never stepped through the door? My mind went back to when our family was looking for a church. All I can say is that we visited 12 churches – it was awful but the process led us to Summit. My brusied heart found hope and a place to heal. I cried through all the worship music for the first few months. My soul felt like a sponge soaking up the Word. I recognized as a believer that the Spirit of the Lord was on this place and I was so hungry to belong. I’m rambling, but oh so thankful that the Lord directed us here; a place to worship, to serve, to learn, to grow, to connect, to belong.

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