Since I am on the search for a faith community to call my own… I thought it might be fun to write a post about the ultimate church for me…
1. Everyone is Welcome
- The ex-convict
- The lonely widow
- Our children…
3. Women Would Have Roles that Are Equally Significant to the Men’s.
I’m not talking about a place where women are allowed to speak… (or be pastors, or lead music, or teach, or…) but a place where women (and men) are encouraged to serve in the ways that the Holy Spirit inspires them to… A place where the conversation is not divided by sex (women in the kitchen cleaning up after the potluck while the men sip coffee and finish their desserts…) I want to engage my brothers in important matters… I want to pray with my sisters over the broken things… I want to rejoice with my whole family… I want to hear what God wants to tell me… regardless of the teacher’s gender.
4. And Just Because I’m Dreaming…
There would be leather couches instead of pews (or those cursed folding chairs) with plenty of floor cushions and throw blankets… and the foyer would have a Starbucks. 🙂
What about you? What does your dream church look like?