If you have been following along with the journey of Renovation Church you have seen and heard our mission statement repeatedly over the past months: We aim to renovate communities by ensuring that every man, woman, and child have repeated opportunities to see, hear, and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
While there are a lot of words in that mission statement we want to talk about the word "every". As a church we want to be intentional about reaching every man, woman, and child in our community. In order to do that we have to think outside the normal modes of the local church. We have to think about the people who are unchurched and have had no experience with church. For many of us that is hard to imagine, but according to Barna Research Group, "An estimated 73 million adults are presently unchurched. When teens and children are added, the total swells to roughly 100 million Americans. To put that figure in context, if the unchurched population of the United States were a nation of its own, that group would be the twelfth most populated nation on earth."
Let that sink in for a moment... 100 million Americans are unchurched.
At Renovation Church, we care about the 100 million because Jesus cares about the 100 million. And because we care about them, we care about what they think, feel, and discover about our church. Our hope is that any unchurched person that comes onto our campus has the greatest experience of their entire week, whether they know anything about Jesus or not. From the moment a person drives onto our campus they should feel welcomed, loved, and appreciated. After all, that's exactly what Jesus did in the cities and towns he entered. He loved on all people, no matter their race, health, socio-economic status, issues, backgrounds, lifestyle or personality. He ate with them, healed them, taught them, loved them, and rescued them. He was on mission for the heart and soul of every man, woman, and child.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16
So if you are an unchurched person reading this blog; we want you to know you belong here. We are here for you. We care what you think about our work in the community and our gatherings on Sunday mornings. If you're on the fence about coming to Renovation Church because you have never been to church or you had a bad church experience that left you hanging out to dry- we welcome you just as you are. We want to hear what you think about our church. We want to get to know you, hear your story.
You are important to God and what is important to God must be important to us.
[share title="SHARE THIS POST" facebook="true" twitter="true" email="true"]