Let us not give up meeting together,
as some are in the habit of doing,
but let us encourage one another –
and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
I went to graduate school in Dallas, Texas, and knew that I needed a church home during my years there. There were so many good churches close to our school. I spent a few months exploring different congregations until I found Concord Church.
The preaching was inspiring, the people were so welcoming, and the worship was passionate. Coming from a smaller Presbyterian church to a large congregation of several thousand people was a big change for me.
I remember my first Sunday there—I was the only person who wasn’t African-American, but I just knew I was in the right place. I learned so much at Concord that I would never have studied at seminary. I’m so grateful for how God blesses us and enriches our faith through a wide range of churches that demonstrate His love and goodness! God has designed the church to be an instrument to extend His grace in our lives.
Unfortunately, many people have had negative experiences in church and understandably have not returned because the wounds run so deep. Healing can be a process and involve some courageous steps. Be discerning