We want to be FUN! October 18th, 2010
Recently the leadership of ACC unveiled our new environmental values – the vibe we desire to give off as a church. Our 5 values are:??•?Fun??•?Warm??•?Authentic??•?Creative??•?Participatory
I plan to take each of the next five weeks to briefly blog a few thoughts on each of these values. So now let’s begin by taking a quick minute to think about fun!
In yesterday’s worship service Rick Dobrowski was talking about his past involvement in our Upward basketball ministry. His family was first introduced to ACC though Upward and eventually they visited us on a Sunday morning and now they all are an integral part of our church family. I LOVE the way Rick wrapped up his story – he said, “We came for the fun – we stayed for the grace.”
Awesome! I propose that God uses fun to attract people, to soften people, to get people to let down their barriers and get past their preconceived false notions about the church and God.
One of my good friends and spiritual mentor always said that laughter is a sign of a healthy church.
God’s people should enjoy being together. Humor is a gift from God. Laughter is good for the soul.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2
I’d be so bold as to say laughter can be a form of worship – a pleasing way to praise Him and bring glory to Him!
We want to be a fun church.
Let’s have some fun together as we impact our world for Christ!