Sunday, August 22, 2004

church is people

At the carpark before church I met B. who has been a Christian for about 3 months, and C. who has been a Christian for 2 weeks.

At the door we were greeted by A, a local community kid, roped in by D. to help welcome people.

In worship we thanked God for C.P.’s first haircut since recovering from leukemia. T. thanked God for her rest home, a milestone for her as she has struggled with this particular life transition. A. wanted to thank God for her parents. She is 8, so neat to have her voice shaping our worship. S. who is also 8, re-told a Bible story on the hot text seat.

After the service S., another community kid, faced smudged with tears, needed a sticking plaster for a grazed army.

This blog spends a lot of time re-imagining church. All good stuff. For me, the re-imagining has one main point; to connect people with God and each other.

Or the Maori proverb says so eloquently: What is the most important thing? It is people. It is people. It is people.

Posted by steve at 03:45 PM


  1. true steve -can’t remember where I first heard this: institutions don’t love – people do

    even better – particular persons with a particular God in particular situations at a particular time and place..
    thats where the magic is – thats what its all about!
    when I am re-drawn to re-member – thats what i want it to be all about too!

    Comment by paul T — August 23, 2004 @ 3:40 am

  2. stuck in a church that screams silently ‘it is programs, it is programs, it is programs…’

    Comment by bobbie — August 27, 2004 @ 1:17 am

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