I have been thinking about some church visits we will be having from 120 pupils from our local primary school in a month’s time, and was reminded of this fantastic quote from Martin Luther:
Now the church is not wood and stone, but the company of people who believe in Christ.
This is such an important issue. So often we spend much of our time and resources ensuring that our building is up to scratch, and that is important, it can play a real part in the community, for example we have 12 badminton groups and 5 bridge groups, 2 dance schools, a pre-school, U3A (University for the 3rd Agre), mums and tots groups, a music appreciation group and so on. So our building allows us to meet with at least 1000 people a week from our community. But at the same time we can be in danger sometimes of being so focussed on resourcing the building that we forget we need to invest in each other, in the relationships, in pushing each others faith on. Let us take to heart what Martin Luther wisely said.