God, if you’re there, why are things so messed up in my life? Why is my family falling apart? Why is the world so corrupt? Why do I hear about your love but I can’t seem to feel it? Why am I so messed up?
These are the questions we welcome to the 2012 Reach Your World Conference. This is not a place that you need to come and fake it. This is a weekend to be real. If you’re doubting, then we’ll deal with it. If you’re alone, then let’s talk about it. If you’re scared, let’s be bold together. If you’re angry, we want to hear it. If you’re confused, we want to know about it.
Believe it or not, we believe that church is a place for sinners, not for perfect people. That’s what Jesus said in Mark 2:17. “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” And it’s true. Jesus loved sinners like you and me. He ate dinner with the sinners. He hung out with them. And He ministered to them.
We realize its a dilemma that our churches today seem to attract the self-righteous and repel sinners, but that is not the way it “should” be. We all need to first be honest with ourselves as we approach this weekend to go deep with God. You’re not alone in this. We are all struggling. We are all searching for answers. And we’d love for you to come along and experience God with us. See you soon.