Recently, a friend and I got together to chat and drink coffee and watch our boys get super dirty having a good time outside.
She mentioned she was looking forward to already helping with the upcoming Vacation Bible School at her church for next summer.
“Oh,” I gushed, “I know a GREAT person for you to contact! They do puppets…” I began to speak slower as I thought about this now that I was saying it, “and they do a great job and the boys are still singing their songs…but, well, they do their ministry from our church. Would your church let them teach Vacation Bible School?”
She sighed. “Nope.”
And I sighed in frustration. Because we both go to great churches with different ‘religious’ names so we can’t swap great ministry teams.
She and I found this to be ridiculous.
The more I think on this, the more frustrated I get with it all. Why would a non Christian, un churched person want anything to do with the “church” groups? If we can’t even get along why should they get along with us?
My parents use to say to me, “Do they believe in God? Do they believe Jesus is God’s son? Do they believe Jesus died on the cross for their sins and rose again? Well then, we’re Christians just like they are.”
I am so thankful for my parents teaching me that all growing up because others haven’t grasped it.
Because THEIR church is right and THAT church is wrong.
THEY sing with a drum but THEY only sing the true old hymns.
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It’s one of the things that I love so about Praise and Coffee. It’s not affiliated with a church for a reason – so that women from all churches and from all backgrounds can get together to connect, encourage and inspire.
Because, really, isn’t that what it’s all about?