Tomorrow, our church is traveling to Wrightsville Beach, NC. We’ll be enjoying one another’s company on the beach all day instead of meeting in our normal location.
I know, many people couldn’t imagine meeting somewhere besides their normal place, usually a special church building. But, we’re strange. We love to spend time with one another in many different environments: the beach, the woods (camping), the lake (picnics).
Of course, if the church is the people, then it doesn’t matter where the church meets.
But, what about those people who can’t travel for 2 1/2 hours Sunday morning and 2 1/2 hours Sunday evening in order to spend the day at the beach? We’ve encouraged them to get together, or to spend time with friends who are part of other churches. Yes, we often encourage one another to “visit other churches”. Aren’t we afraid they may decide to become part of those churches? Not at all. If that’s where God can use them to serve him and serve others, then that’s wonderful!
Anyway, once again, we’re strange. We hope to build up the body of Christ – those who travel to the beach, those who stay in the Wake Forest area, those who are part of other churches… the body of Christ.