What is Church?

On a blog I follow there was a drawing for a free book. I’m all about books and it’s even better when they’re free. To enter, I needed to share “what the theological vision for your church is in two sentences or less.”

Now the word “theological” repels me, even though theology is simply “the study of God” — and God captivates me.

Pushing that aside for a chance at a free book, here’s what I posted:

“Church isn’t about message or music; those are often distractions or settling for less than the best. True church is about community, where we are all priests, with each one giving and receiving, mutually edifying and encouraging one another on our faith journey.”

There was more, but I had to shorten it to two sentences. I like what I wrote; it resonates with me and communicates my deepest passion.

What I penned was a greater reward than the book I won.

What is church to you?

What do you think? Please leave a comment!