The weekly gathering of the church (the people) is a time for celebrating our great God and what He is doing in our lives and world. We do not see Sunday as the church, but rather a gathering of the church for the sake of celebration. We recognize that many unbelievers, or people who have drifted far away from the Lord, will be present with us on Sundays. We want to welcome them and love them as Jesus would. However, the primary purpose of the gathering is not so much evangelism as it is building up the Body of Christ and joining together to glorify His name. We want to seize every opportunity to lead people to Christ, including Sundays, but our philosophy of church evangelism falls more in line with a “go and tell” approach rather than a “come and see” one (Matt. 10:7, 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, 13:4).
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