THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: I challenge everyone to visit a church

Rev Robert Sheard
Rev Robert Sheard
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Is The Church relevant?

I also get the feeling and I have been told, that the Church today for most people is irrelevant, and an outdated institution, but I wonder when some of these critics of the Church were last in a Church building, it is amazing that the Church is expected to be there for such things as (tough not always), weddings, baptisms, funerals, and never darken the door at any other time.

On the surface to many who walk past the doors of our churches it may seem that these buildings are no longer relevant to them

Whilst the most important thing in the life of the Church is it’s worship life, ranging from traditional to modern, a style for everyone to discover their personal relationship with God where people discover their faith or perhaps I should say there spirituality, which is shown quietly and done without being observed through such things as food banks, lunch clubs, coffee mornings, personal visits, supporting people through personal crisis, counselling, youth work, etc.

On the surface to many who walk past the doors of our churches it may seem that these buildings are no longer relevant to them. But I challenge you all, that when these buildings are open, to stop, go in and discover for yourself how relevant they can stillbe today.