Hi all and welcome to the website - Does Church Matter
The idea for this website began about 2 years ago when I was facilitating a Sunday School class about the early beginnings of the church. How from a small group of likely around a dozen, including Jesus, the message of Christianity has spread across the globe, profoundly and positively impacted hundreds of millions of people for the better. The gospels of Jesus Christ conveys forgiveness, hope, compassion, peace, love and truth, not only for each other but for ourselves.
Don't get me wrong I know the church is not without faults, some of them horrendous, some of them wrongly in the name of God. But the teachings of Jesus and his message is good. Church does matter.
A few things about me - I try to listen more than I talk, I treat everyone with value, I try not to be be a hypocrite, I have many faults, I have never read the Bible from beginning to end, I am humble, I try to practice acts of compassion and humility daily, I don't have a degree in grammar so if there are parts of the website not perfect - sorry. If I see you in a grocery store, restaurant or place of business and you are wearing a name tag I will call you by name. I believe that church does matter, I believe in God and I believe that Jesus died for our sins.
I have been married for almost 23 years and together with the help of so many we have successfully raised 2 daughters. Our oldest in college and our youngest about ready to start her senior year of high school.
I may not know a ton of stuff but I know this - my life and the lives of my family would not be what they are today had it not been for attending our local church. The friends and relationships made at our church have so profoundly effected each of us and our walk with Jesus. Not only has my life changed but my hope is that I have been able to share the message of the Bible and made a difference in the lives of those I have met in church, in our community and those I have never met.