As many of you are aware, over the past few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time with family, both my immediate family and also relatives who are spread out literally across the country (from Colorado to Florida), some of whom I have not seen in over 15 years (!). It’s been a very difficult and tender time together as we’ve cared for my father, whose health has been declining rapidly. But it’s also been an incredibly rich time full of memories we’ll cherish for a lifetime.
And invariably these relatives, particularly the ones whom I have not seen in some time, want to hear more about “my” church (or more the case, what kind of church would hire Angie and Doug’s kid as pastor). And no matter how often I’m asked this question, whether by family or friends, I always relish the opportunity to tell folks what kind of church we are.