Check that link out above! Karl Vaters is a fellow clergy guy…he writes not only a blog but a regular column for Christianity Today. He is a “champion” for “small church” in an age that “worships” the large gatherings of mega-institutionalism. The article is worth the read but the HEART of it is here:
“I don’t go to church to worship Jesus. I go to church to worship Jesus with other people. Because I need to worship Jesus in the company of others. We all do.
I need to worship Jesus along with…
- People I know
- People I don’t know
- People who know me
- People I share life with
- People I share common beliefs with
- People I disagree with
- People who love me anyway
- People I have to love anyway”
I couldn’t agree more!