Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Church Adventure: Week 7

This week we ventured over to Wexford to attend a 9am Sunday Morning service at a very popular, inter-denominational, mega church. Overall it was a good experience. The music was all contemporary, and well balanced. The talent that was on stage was amazing. The message was compelling, the pastor had a way of connecting with you, during his sermon. The programs this church offers is astonishing. Their weekly calendar gave me heart burn, not that the calendar was a bad thing, it was just overwhelming for myself. If we were looking for a new church, which we are not, where would we start getting involved in a church this large?
One thing I love about our little church in Valencia, is the closeness. Everyone knows your business.If you we miss a week, friends and other members ask why we were absent. You know, getting all in your business, making sure everyone is alright. I know these larger churches do this usually by branching off into many smaller groups during the week and that is a good way to be closer. The one thing I notice when visiting larger churches is we are able to slide into and out of a service with out being noticed. I want to feel welcomed. Not that we did not feel welcomed, a greeter pleasantly welcomed us in to the lobby, many other worshippers acknowledged us with friendly hello’s and such.
A note of reflection after reading this for myself. I, in no way am criticizing this church we attended, I have no grounds to, being we only went once. I guess I just like the close knit feeling at our Home Church, VPC.
What do you like about your “Home Church”?
For those of you wondering what this adventure is all about click on the following link: Church Adventure
A Church Adventure: Week 1
A Church Adventure: Week 2
A Church Adventure: Week 3
A Church Adventure: Week 4
A Church Adventure: Week 5
A Church Adventure: Week 6

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