Church is simply gathering together with those who love Jesus, love each other, and desire to share life and faith with one another. Those who desire growing in the depths of their faith and stretch their wings in a safe place. Here's some things I've pondered about church:
People are more important than programs
Community outreaches are great, people who love their community are greater
The venue does not make you a church. The heart of it does.
Don't mistake a leaders humanity, but don't stop believing in them either
Don't lead from the stage or the board room, lead from the heart
Tithing, volunteering, and attendance are not signs of commitment
Eat together. A LOT.
Discipleship is sharing your life and wisdom, not a 12 week course
Do more hang outs and less "home groups" (life, community, cell groups, etc)
Be authentic. People can smell fake like dog poop on the bottom of your shoe.
Give because you love, no other reason
Love and grace > power and protocol
I guess that's enough for now...Love is the movement y'all!