posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 08:32 PM
reply to post by Grifter42
anyone can build a church, for whatever reason. However, to build a church based on Christanity one must use the original blueprint...(removing the
$$$$$ as a motive and expectation)
Acts Chapter 2
and go from there; trust me when I say "Easier said than done" because people are..shall we say...'finicky' for lack of a better word.
Forget the 3 songs and a 30min sermon on Sundays; people need their needs met on a DAILY basis, even more so in economic hardships. Trying to get
people to show up for a officers meeting in a on-line game for a guild is typical of the real world socialism IMO..if they can't be dedicated to be
responsible in a game as an officer, why would they show up for church in the real world.
People don't throw money & time to a cause unless they get something out of it, personally, albeit, money, status or interaction; it's just in the
nature of who we are. Those that do give not expecting anything in return, are the ones that understand the meaning of life itself.
Are you the kind of person that can muster that kind of personality and time without expecting anything in return?
The word 'church' should come with some expectations, such as, the pastor being someone who considers everyone walking through the front doors
actually and deeply cares for their plight in life and resolves to do whatever he can to meet that need, even if it's out of their control to do so.
A congregation should have a 'support' group which takes care to oversee the needs of others as well as themselves.
Trying to find those 2 basic expectations of ANY church..is a needle in a haystack! Good Luck with that.