Dear Editor: In this era we live in, almost everything is built on the foundation and the focus of commerce or monetary gain. Unfortunately, our churches are not exonerated from this. It has been my observation that many of the churches that exist in today’s society are more concerned with an increase in numbers or members and prosperity. The aspiration to become mega-churches has led many of our religious associations to erroneously revamp their missions and lose track of what should be their focal point: serving the people.
However, fortunately, there is a church in Conyers, Georgia, Christ Community Church, a church that is reaching out to the community and constantly contemplating and executing ideas that will ameliorate the people.
My 10-year-old son was struggling in math. I saw an advertisement in a local store about a church that was offering tutoring to elementary students free of charge. I almost disregarded this announcement, believing that nothing in life is free, but my heart led me to do otherwise. I was both elated and surprised to find that there were "no strings attached." There is no pressure to join their association, no hidden fees, not anything negative — only patient people with good hearts and good intentions, people who are more than willing to share their time in an effort to meet the needs of others. It is good to know that although we are living in the times when "love in the churches will grow cold" (Matthew 24:12), that there exists churches like Christ Community Church, a genuine church with genuine motives. "For you shall know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16).
Josette D. Hall