by Elkhart Campus Pastor Gene Troyer
If there is anything that has surprised me about the people of Granger Community Church, it’s this. When I look around at who is serving in various volunteer capacities—changing diapers in the nursery or greeting guests or showing people to their seats or cleaning restrooms between services—I see a lot of people who don’t look like they belong.
Hold on, let me explain.
If you step back and consider how we “do church,” or maybe it’s easier to consider what we don’t do:
- We don’t have hymnals.
- We don’t offer adult Sunday school.
- We don’t care if you bring coffee into the auditorium. (We call it an auditorium instead of a sanctuary.)
- We don’t care what you wear or how many tattoos you have or what color your hair is.
There you go, you get the idea. So who are these people who don’t look like they belong? Is it the guy with the tats? Or the dreadlocks? I suppose it could be but no, that’s not who I’m thinking of.
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