Have you decided church isn’t for you? While I’m sure you have your reasons, perhaps you might reconsider. Below are some of the most common reasons people have for staying home on Sunday mornings, along with why these reasons shouldn’t hold you back.
- I have nothing to wear. At Outreach Church, we’re not worried about how nice your clothes are. You will find people wearing everything from jeans, t-shirts, flip-flops, and basketball shorts, to dresses, suits and ties. So, if you managed to find something to wear to the grocery store, you can find something to wear to church!
- I don’t have a way to get there. Let us know if you need a ride! We would be happy to help you with transportation.
- I am a caregiver for someone with special needs. Outreach is an inclusive church and we strive to meet the needs of everyone who would like to worship with us regardless of age or ability! We desire to make the Gospel accessible to everyone! We have a sensory room that provides a safe and fun environment for our exceptional kids to be engaged and learn about God at a level that best suits their needs. And we also welcome adults of all abilities. If there is any way that we can make our services more accessible for your loved one, please let us know. We want to help!
- People will judge me. People can be judgmental regardless of where you are. Unfortunately, that’s part of the human condition. But at Outreach Church, we recognize that nobody is perfect. We are all sinners doing the best we can to walk closer with Christ. Our church is made up of people from many different walks of life. We know that Jesus loves all of us, faults and all, and we love each other. Everyone is welcome here!
- I don’t need to go to church to be a Christian.
- “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
- “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12
- “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” – Matthew 18:20
Why go to church? Christians need other Christians! There’s nothing like a loving and supportive church family. If you’ve never experienced it, you don’t know what you’re missing!
- The Church is full of hypocrites. This is true. There are lots of imperfect people who don’t always make the best decisions within the walls of any church. The church is not a museum for saints but a hospital for sinners. If only perfect people, completely mature in their walk with God, were allowed through the doors, would you be among them? Nobody is perfect. Accepting Christ doesn’t change that. But as we allow Jesus into our lives, we strive to become more and more like Him. “But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” -1 John 1:7-9
- I like to sleep in on Sundays. Who doesn’t?! Sure, sleeping in feels good, especially after a long, hard week. But would you wake up early to see your favorite actor or singer? Would you miss the opportunity to shake hands with some famous person you’ve always admired? You have the opportunity to worship in the presence of the creator of the heavens and earth! To fellowship with other Christians as you praise God together! You can always take a nap when you get home.
We invite anyone in need of a church family to join us at Outreach Church! But more importantly, we hope you attend church somewhere. Become an active member of the body of Christ. It doesn’t matter where! We are all one body, serving one God. The name on the outside of the building isn’t important. We are Christ’s church and we desire to bring people to Him.