How a church should operate
“They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
In the book of Acts (also known as the Acts of the Apostles) there is a brief description at the end of chapter 2 about how a church should operate. The idea isn’t that we have to do exactly what is outlined but instead look at the heart of the people involved and ask ourselves if our hearts align with theirs.
After the past few sermons, we’ve had a congregant or two feel very convicted about how the lobby of the church looks and they decided to take action! A four-phase plan was submitted to church leadership along with some funds to get the ideas put into action. One of those phases was put in place this week: new furniture to replace the very old and dusty sets in the lobby. Part of this was to also have a reading nook to encourage relationships and interaction between congregants. The next few phases of this will be evident in the lobby as they unfold!
We also had a congregant come in to clean and PAINT the kitchen which hasn’t been done in a very long time. A group of folks also came together to help clean the entire church! We have a congregant who spends time in the mornings week after week cleaning up around the church and helping with landscaping.
We want the congregation to know how appreciated this is and that this is how a church family can and should come together. This is God’s church and this is our church!