In my opinion – The Church should be the end all and be all in the lives of Christians and the outreach to the unsaved.
If God is truly our God, is
He not our God 24 & 7? Look at our little Church. First, we reach
out to the unsaved with various outreaches. We have 50-60 people going
out on every single Saturday morning spreading the Gospel throughout
Payatas. How many Churches can say that? Unfortunately, those who are
blessed (for the most part) regard outreach in which they physically go
and speak to others, as unnecessary. I guess when you are poor you have
more to appreciate and for which to be thankful.
On top of that we have teams of two people each who will visit
someone, bring them a bit of rice or pancit and encourage them to invite
their friends to a 10-12 week Bible study. After that time period, if
they have not come to the Church, they will move on to the next group.
Then, we have the women’s and men’s visitation team. They will
visit visitors, family of children who attend the Church and the sick.
We have found jobs for people and helped them to get on their feet and they have stayed with the Church.
We feed the poor. We teach academics to supplement the children’s
schooling. They bring me their report cards to show me how much they
have improved. We have about 40 musicians. We have a group of twelve
violinists who all learned at the Church and will bring tears to your
eyes with their beautiful Godly sound.
Our children play music spontaneously before the service. One
would think the service had started an hour early. They always praise
God with their singing and instruments.
Everyone in our Church has a
job. Everyone gets a shirt, Everyone is a part of the ministry. If you
have people just sitting in your pew doing nothing, you might try
getting them involved. People who are not involved lose their passion
for the Church as they feel estranged.
I could go on and on. Let’s
turn all our Churches into places where people do not come because they
feel obligated but because they love to be, like David, in the house of
the Lord. Ask anyone in our Church and they will tell you that Sunday is
their favorite day of the week and the next two are Saturday and