This is a concept that God has been really challenging me with for the last year or so. (This past spring I preached a series on this topic called “The Church has left the building“). Church is not somewhere we go and church is not something we do. We are the church seven days a week. The point being: being the church is not limited to just Sunday! We are the church all throughout the week as we go about our daily lives. We are the church when we are working at our 9 to 5 job. We are the church when we are looking after our kids. We are the church when we mowing our lawn. We are the church ALL the time! Sadly, this is a concept that many churches and Christians have not yet fully grasped.
A while back I came across a church that is seeking to build themselves around this concept of being the church seven days a week. The church is called Soul City Church. It is launching in Spring of 2010 in Chicago. Here is a video that explains what they believe about being the church:
I want to continue to grow in my understanding of what it means to be the church seven days a week. I know I have a long way to grow in this area but I am committed to living this out.
How about you, what is your concept of the church?