The Invisible Church

Reblogging ‘the invisible church…’

be the light

This article first appeared in Missionscene.

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Have you heard the story of the group of mums who were surprised to discover that the parents and toddlers group they had enjoyed for years, actually met in a local Baptist church building and not a community centre? Or have you heard the one where most people in a town thought that the old Baptist chapel had been closed for years, when Sunday services happened twice every week. Or have you heard the tale of the Baptist chapel that the village assumed was an exclusive old age people’s club, like some kind of Saga-freemasons! The stories could go on and on. I have discovered that the church in many parts of the UK has become invisible, either through good works freely given without explanation, or through lack of communicating what happens in their buildings. Yes I know that the church isn’t buildings, yet…

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