When was the last time you went to church? What do you remember about your last experience at a church service. Many times people have a concept of church based upon their past experiences. I have news for you, many churches are not like the churches your parents attended. Church services, in many churches are vibrant and expressive. The music is done with excellence and the exposition of scripture will give you tools to help make life work. Let me tell you about my church, called Covenant Church.
Covenant was founded by Pastors Mike and Kathy Hayes in 1976 in Carrollton, Texas. I've been a member since 1988; it was then that I walked through the front doors of the church and I heard the Lord say to me, "This is home for you". I had given my heart to the Lord in 1981 on the university campus. Over the course of those few years in school, I was blessed to be involved in a campus ministry that transformed my life. However, our Pastor had a moral failure a few semesters before I graduated. This person had taught me about faith and salvation and how to hear God's voice. When he succumbed to temptation and didn't quickly repent, it shook my faith, not in God, but in spiritual leaders. For almost 3 years after that, I continued to go to church, but I just didn't trust those in leadership.
When I stepped through the threshold of the front doors of Covenant Church the other word that I heard from the Lord was this..." I'm going to restore your confidence and trust in ministry leaders." Over this last 22 years at Covenant, the Lord has done just that. Pastors Mike and Kathy, though not perfect, have demonstrated to me what it means to be committed to Christ and to do the right thing for the right reasons.
So, if you haven't been to church in a while, come and see what God is doing at Covenant Church. Check us out at covenantchurch.org. This ain't yo' mamma's church.