We welcome those who seek Christ and a transformed life! We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, with 18 kids or none, gay, straight, filthy rich, dirt poor, living paycheck to paycheck or off a trust fund. We extend a special welcome to those holding crying new-borns, are as old as Methuselah, or somewhere in between.

We welcome you if you can sing like Josh Groban or Fergie, or if you sound like you’ve smoked three packs a day. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up, or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you have the whole bible memorized or if you can’t spell “Deuteronomy” without Googling it first.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.

If you blew all your offering money on scratch offs, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, dance like Miley Cyrus or never show your knees in public.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, haven’t ever been to church, only come on Christmas or Easter, or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts, dyed in the wools, and YOU!

3 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. This is one of the most beautiful Christian statements I’ve ever read. I belong to no Christian denomination, but I fervently believe in the Message of Jesus Christ, and I think that message is reflected admirably by the above post. We are, after all, the children of one Creator. As such all humanity is one big family. And as is the case in many families, not everybody always gets along. But the love of the Creator must guide us through our differences.


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