|Image from flicker: H Sundholm: "This door belongs to Torshälla kyrka, i.e. the church in Torshälla, outside of Eskilstuna in Sweden."|
The days of "going to" church are nearly over. No, those days have been over for some time, now. The days when people looked for their own denomination when they moved into town and came knocking at the doors to get in were lost in the 1960's. There is a remnant, but the church has failed to respond to everyone else...
Today we have an opportunity to share the experience of faith with remarkable crowds. Don't believe me? While I was preparing for and recovering from surgery I blogged. Over the past 6 weeks my wife and I have averaged 1000 hits per week on that blog. One of the posts, alone, boasts over 400 hits. On a Sunday morning I don't preach to crowds that large, sadly. That means that if we take our faith to the web in dynamic, interactive ways there are untapped ways to share the Gospel.
We don't need to advertise the upcoming rummage sale or fundraiser, we need to authentically share our experience of life and faith. That is what changes lives.