Recently I was working on a research project interviewing a wide spectrum of people at a church. Questions were along the lines of where they were at spiritually with the church, what could use improvement, what they would do to change things and so on.
One interesting insight that came out of it was when I asked people what they loved about the church. Most people could rave on and on about their church, I assume that’s why they’re there.
Tell me, what do you love about your church?
I would also ask people where they saw Jesus working in the church. It was interesting how the responses were at times different from what they loved about the church.
Jesus is indeed working, but what makes these responses different?
Could it be that sometimes we’re building the church, that Jesus isn’t…?