The Church Project, Part I
We all approach Church with our own ideas and life experiences. Learning from one another can help us become better equipped to love and encourage one another in God’s truth.
As we spend a few weeks exploring our role within the Church, I started a project asking people about their experiences. People will answer the same 3 questions and offer you their answers. I encourage you to think about them and pray about how you would answer the same questions.
My first guest would prefer to remain anonymous as she has experienced some of this recently. Perhaps her anonymity speaks to how many of us can relate to her experiences.
What role does the Church play in your faith?
Fellowship, accountability, and that inexplicable thing where the Holy Spirit is just so present when believers gather in His name. I love that when you show up and get involved in church, the Lord is often very obviously present and working there.
Have you ever struggled with church? Why or why not?
Of course. For me, it’s been difficult finding places that have Christ as their focus and Scripture alive and active in the work of the body. I love visiting churches and experiencing all the differences between those who love Jesus, but also long for a church home/family, and that can be hard to find. Trusting the Lord to provide!
What would you tell someone who is uncertain about the Church?
When I first became a Christian someone close to me had to very awkwardly explain to my defensive self that church really does matter. God tells us in His Word not to neglect meeting together to glorify Him, to seek correct teaching, to participate in the body. That said, don’t think there’s a mandatory way to do church. The Bible does not say “meet every 7 days for 3 hours and plaster on a smile.” Find a church mode that brings you to awe, delight, correction, fellowship, accountability, and most importantly Christ Himself. That doesn’t look the same for everyone.Find a church mode that brings you to awe, delight, correction, fellowship, accountability, and most… Click To Tweet
About Becky Hastings
I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.