Inside this tract are the following words:
What do you think of when you think of church?
Maybe an old stone building. Or old ladies warbling hymns with 25 verses and no hook. Or a bunch of morally superior, smartly dressed people who seem to have it all together (but probably behave as badly as everyone else in secret).
Perhaps it’s time to think again. There is more to church than buildings, music and hypocrites.
Church is a family of people adopted by a loving God. Like all families, this one has problems and some fairly entrenched dysfunction, so don’t be surprised when you find it isn’t perfect. But its lack of perfection means you don’t need to worry that you’ll be the one to mess it up.
Church is made up of people from every nation on the globe. We are united by our faith in Jesus and we celebrate our diversity.
Church is for everyone and you are welcome! We love it when new people join us and we will do our best to make you feel at home.
Let us repaint your picture of church. Let us show you what it means to belong. Let us convince you that real life can be found in a community of people looking to follow Jesus.
Our designers have created this vibrant new welcome design that will leave no one
in doubt about your posture towards newcomers from all walks of life. It is perfect
for street-facing noticeboards and walls, community cafés and church foyers.