Visiting Churches

Reflecting on Church #2: Size is the Enemy of Friendly

With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #2.

Visiting this church, a newer, accessible, nondenominational gathering, was as easy as Church #1 was challenging. Here, there were no awkward situations or outdated practices. We felt comfortable and at home.

52 Churches: A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, and Our Common Faith

Usually, the larger the church, the less friendly. This church is above average in size but was still welcoming. In fact, they were the largest church we visited that was also friendly, not one or two people, not just the greeters and staff, but everyone.

Even though many people weren’t sure if we were visitors or not, they excelled at reaching out.

[See my reflections about Church #1 and Church #3]

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