"As churches we are at our best when we throw away titles like contemporary or traditional and just be a church that knows its strengths and uses them to create a meaningful, worshipful community." ♥
I’m not a fan of denominations. I see the need for them – people worship God in different ways, come to know him from different paths of life, etc. Some people dig traditional styles of worship, others a more contemporary approach. I love that people out there are creating new ways of helping people in all walks find and know God, to accept Christ as their savior.
But in all that glory and splendor – we forget, too often, the bigger reality. It does not matter where you worship on Sunday. It does not matter if you wave your arms in worshipy-acoustic splendor, or do the ritual “kneel & stand” workouts on Sundays. What matters is the answer you’re personally convicted of – what you hold to be true. As Christians, we must remember that we the people, are the physical body of Christ – our presence where we gather together, whether in an open field, a brick stone church, or in the home of another – that is the Church of Christ.
Romans 10:13 "Scripture reassures us, "No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it." It's exactly the same no matter what a person's religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. "Everyone who calls, 'Help, God!' gets help."