Church is a Priority
// Tim DeTellis
In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, our local churches are the gathering places for worship and Bible teaching.
Back in 1983, we arrived in Haiti on Thursday, January 6. Then on Sunday, January 9—our first Sunday—church began under coconut trees with a banner hanging that read: Haiti, Hope in God. Church is a priority.
Recently, I was speaking at Journey Christian Fellowship in Quinton, Virginia. I shared with the congregation that their church was bigger than big! Why? Because too often we measure a church by the number of people sitting in the building. However, the local church spreads beyond our calculations. The church is bigger than big!
Here at New Missions, the local church is the center of all we do. Weekly, we witness to over 7,000 people across our 35 church campuses. However, the number we cannot measure are the people scattered around the world from France to Canada, Belize to the United States—who have moved away from the small village church where they found a personal relationship with Jesus.
Let’s keep the local church a priority, because gathering together is when church happens. ~Tim DeTellis