The church in its witness to the uniqueness of the Christiann faith is called to mission and must be responsive to divesity in both the church and the world. As a result, the church should display a rich variety of form, practice, language, programs, nurture, and serive to suit the needs of the community wherein it exists.
Therefore, we extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like a bird or if can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.
We also extend a warm welcome to those who are over 60, but not grown up yet; and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.
COME MEET JESUS
The church should invite everyone to come meet Jesus!
And it works. Why?
Because everyone needs Jesus.
Everyone changes when they meet Jesus.
And we want to make sure everyone knows they are invited to meet him.