It’s no secret that I love to travel. My family is sure that I have gypsy blood in my lineage somewhere. During my travels I’ve been to church on the beach, church at the Nascar race and church in the Big Apple. I’ve worshiped with Methodist’s, Mennonite’s and Catholics. But I’ve found a home, in a community of believers at actionchurch.
One of my biggest, boldest dreams would be to travel around the United States and “sample” the local church culture of whatever area I happen to stumble upon. Honestly – and with no disrespect intended – church buildings are a dime a dozen. I like history and I would be vaguely interested in the architecture of the building. But what I’m more interested in is the feeling and the presence of the body of believers as they interact with each other and in the community. What do they do Monday through Saturday? How do they interact with society? Do they influence the community in a positive way?
The standard for comparison, IMO, is set pretty high since I have been experiencing community with actionchurch. I’ve NEVER attended or participated in a church where I have felt such an overwhelming sense of love and true friendship amongst the believers. During the last five years I have been blessed to grow a family at actionchurch. I’ve experienced community with a small group of women snoring on a concrete floor in New Jersey. I’ve experienced the convergence of a group the size of a small city mobilizing to “Do Relay”. And I’ve experienced the peace that comes when just one true friend prays continually for me during my personal storms.
Needless to say I fell in love with actionchurch all over again on Sunday. If you aren’t “connected” at actionchurch – I urge you, from the bottom of my heart to reach out and find a group where you are comfortable. If you do feel surrounded by a family of believers shout out a comment and let us know where and how your heart is connected at actionchurch.
“And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Matthew 18:20 MSG