Key Statement: if it is true, and I firmly believe it is true, there are three kinds of churches.

The church in your community
The church in your home
The church in your personal life

When I hear someone say, “I don’t like church,” it moves me to think this person does not understand that church can be anywhere you wish it to be.

The benefit of having church in a community is that it provides an opportunity to experience love, belonging, and support from other people.

The benefit of having church at home with family is that it provides an opportunity for a family to experience the love and joy of God in each other’s lives in a special setting.

The benefit of having church in a forest by the seaside, in a private room at home, driving the car, or any place where you can quiet your mind and heart is that you can experience the love of God anywhere.

As always, in my church experience, the word of God is the center, so I leave you with these verses for today’s church experience:

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”

Psalm 63:1-5