Alan Jones, a former colleague at Richmond’s First Baptist Church, once talked about being in a Home Depot on a Sunday morning.
“Why do people go to Home Depot on Sunday morning?” he asked.
“So they can dream.”
He said he saw dads and sons checking out tools and moms with Starbucks cups… all having a good time dreaming about what can be. Their creativity is called out. Their commitment level is high. They are willing to make the investment of money, time, and hard work to realize their dreams. Their hopes for the future far outweigh their fondness and memories of the past.
Then Alan asked, “How can the environment at church be more like that at Home Depot?”
How about this for a church mission statement: “God can do it. We can help!”