Today I went to Blinn Campus Ministry. Pastor Mindy Roll has one day a week here, at this college of about 5,000 students in Brenham, a short walk from St. Paul’s.
Today Mindy set up in the atrium of the student center with brownies and cookies baked by some kind ladies at a local congregation. She invited people to comment on a something that she asked me to create: Describe the church you’d actually like to be a part of. It was fun to interact with the students and talk with them about their impressions of the church.
We had unchurched folks, Lutherans, Catholics, Baptists, non-denoms, traditional black churches folks, and one Antiochan Orthodox guy with a great attitude about church.
I took a three photos of their responses which I’ll paste below. They are interesting. The things I heard them saying the most:
1. They want a welcoming church.
2. They want a less judgmental church.
3. They want a diverse church.
Take a look at the comments and tell me what jumps out at you. Feel free to add your own thoughts to the query: Describe the church you would love to attend.