Saturday, July 14, 2012
In the Washington D.C. area, pastoring a diverse congregation is fairly common. People from all over the world have come to live here and almost every country is represented. Centerpointe Church reflects this diversity and I am grateful.
However, recently, I have been thanking God for a different diversity: the diversity of generations.
Over the last couple of weeks, Esther and I have spent time with people at Centerpointe Church from all age groups. On July 4th, our house was filled with people in their 20's. The following Sunday we were sitting in a room with "more mature" people singing old gospel hymns. Both groups loved God and live to serve Him.
Although pastoring a church with several generations represented comes with certain challenges (worship songs and styles, decor, sermon presentation, programing, etc.), I am proud of the way our congregation is working to value each other. One young couple shared with me that the reason they chose CP is because there were older couples in the church who were willing to invest in them. It is great to watch the interaction between the generations.
Let's continue to learn from each other and love the differences.