Church in a School

We’ve been doing church in a school for 6 years now and though there are obvious challenges to not having our own place to worship there are many positives as well.

1) Low Financial Strain - We have no large “facility mortgage payment”, that can strain a young congregation (not just young in age of the people attending, but young in years the church has been around).

2) There is a clear message communicated that “the church” isn’t a “*building”, it’s the people.
(*If you have a building with a steeple but have no people, what do you have? A building with a spear looking thingy sticking out of it … but it’s not a church … it’s a building. If you are reading this and your church has a building, please take no offense ... that is awesome and I am jealous, and some day we'll have one too.)

Mathew 16:18b Jesus said, “…I will build my church…”

Jesus wasn’t referring to piling bricks on top of each other; He was referring to building people!

3) People who are coming to Mercy Church (or any other church in America or around the world who doesn’t have their own place) are not coming because of a cool building (obviously), which would be a shallow reason to attend church if you ask me. (Now someday, God willing we will have a permanent place to meet “a building” we can call home and I am sure it will attract new people and that is okay. But until then we are mobile.)

This blog is for all the people who attend “church in a school” … don’t get hung up on “a building”, Jesus didn’t, the disciples didn’t, the early church didn’t … focus on the church … which is the people who gather together to worship and grow in their faith!
And if you are looking for a church ... don't disregard a church because it meets in a school! You might just find the most wonderful church (people) there!

Shalom! Mobile Church, Church Planting, Trailer Church, Pioneering