The Church Without a Sign

Once upon a time there was a church that didn’t have the name, “Church of Christ” on their sign. Actually, they didn’t even have a sign. Yet, they continued to grow.

Once upon a time there was a church that wasn’t in the phone book. They didn’t post their meeting times in the local paper and they didn’t send mail-outs to the community. Yet, they continued to grow.

Once upon a time, there was a church that didn’t have an evangelism budget. They didn’t plan seminars on marriage or finances. Yet, they continued to grow.

Once upon a time there was a church that didn’t have an office staff. They didn’t even have an office. No computer, no paper, no copying machine, no desk. Yet, they continued to grow.

Once upon a time there was a church that didn’t even have a building. Can you imagine that? They didn’t have pews, a lobby, pulpit/podium, or air conditioning in the summer. Yet, they continued to grow.

This is not a fairy tale (nor a critique) but just a reminder about the church in the Bible. They didn’t have so many of the things that we have; yet, they seemed to do so much more with “so little.” Of course, they did have the Holy Spirit (we do, too) and the Word of God (us, too) and prayer (like us).

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