What is the church? This question is answered dozens of ways by different people in different contexts.
Often, cynics see the church as too political, too judgmental, too hypocritical, or some combination of these. While these accusations may be true at certain points, they all miss the mark as attempts to define what the church truly is.
Simply put, the church is everyone who follows Jesus. It’s not a building; it’s a people.
And the church is at its best when it is serving like Jesus and loving like Jesus. Furthermore, everyone seeks to belong. Whether at work, at school, at home, or at play, we all have a sense that we want to be known and we want to belong. These desires are fulfilled in the church.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to belong to each other as we belong to him, seeking to reflect his grace and truth.
Jesus said, “I will build my church.” He is doing that with people from every state, every country, every race, every class, and every age. And we are happy and humbled he is doing that here at Fellowship Greenville.