What Church People Really Need To Know About Once-Churched People

True!

john pavlovitz

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This message is for Church People.

It’s for those of you who are part of a faith community every week; a physical place  where you usually find yourself on Sundays. You come there willingly, expectantly, and in that place you receive encouragement and find community and feel acceptance, and where you regularly experience moments of challenge and inspiration and joy.

You feel at home there in that building, connected to those people, confident in the creeds you recite there, comforted by the songs you sing together. The sum total of what you find in that place makes you certain that God exists and makes that God feel close enough to touch. Your presence there on the inside of it all makes you better. It leaves you feeling lighter. It takes your faith deeper.

If that describes you, I celebrate what you’ve found and what you feel and what you have, because it is well worth celebrating.

But what you…

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  1. Steve Simms says:

    Perhaps once-churched people are longing for ekklesia — the lost word of the Bible! https://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/the-lost-word-of-the-bible-ekklesia/

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