I used to think church was for weak, out-of-touch people who just needed to "get a life." But, now I believe the local church is the hope of the world; it just needs some help.
In October 2002, after 15 years in the corporate communications and internet strategy world, I left my career in the marketplace and joined the staff team at Granger Community Church. I’ve been part of GCC since 1991 and have worn every hat there is to wear; skeptical guest, defensive attendee, lukewarm member, volunteer leader and dedicated staff member. I’ve watched and participated one-step at a time as we’ve grown from an average weekend attendance of 400 to 6,000.
I started as an outsider, but now I’m an insider that hasn’t lost that “outsider's perspective”.
People know they need “something more” but have stopped turning to the Church for answers because its methods and language are lame. Sure, in times of crisis, ceremonial traditions or an hour a week, the church is the place to be. But, what about inspiration and direction for daily, normal life? Not so much.
So, for the past 6 years I’ve been teaching workshops, speaking at conferences and blogging about how to understand that worldview and find ways to remove the barriers that keep people from connecting with Christ.
I even wrote a book about it. You can buy it here.
By the way...even though I'm the Communications Director at Granger Community Church, I'm not immune to an occasional miscommunication. GCC doesn't pay for or approve this message. My views are my views, but don't let that scare you.
My husband, Mark, and I have three children; Erin (20), Emmi (10), and Easton (8). We sleep in on Sundays, watch LOST on Wednesdays, and go to church on Saturdays.