Being the Church Today

Being the Church Today
By Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins

“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” Marianne Williamson

The Christian Church has too often been reduced to an institution, a political system where class and privilege are perpetuated rather than challenged. But at its heart and from its beginning, the Church is a movement. The Church of Jesus Christ is meant to be the on-going ministry of Jesus, that is, the Church is meant to offer hope, healing, empowerment, and encouragement. The Church is meant to feed the hungry (those who long for physical and spiritual nourishment). The Church is meant to confront injustice. The Church is meant to include more kinds of people and it is meant to call people to be their best. As followers of Jesus, we have work to do. Our faithful prayers, our positive speech, our good attitudes, our volunteer efforts, our generosity, and our belief in the sacred value of all people will all combine to help us be Christ in the world…and THAT is what it means to be “Church.”

Rev. Durrell Watkins, M.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Senior Pastor


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