Flashback

Misty Gatlin Fitch

What has your church experience been in the past?  Have you entered a building that feels like a museum for good people who are quick to point out your mistakes, or did you encounter a group of people who love on the broken without condemning them for the things they did to become broken?

Unfortunately, too many people experience the first type of church and leave without ever looking back.  The word Christian has become associated with words like judgmental, hypocritical, angry, fake, cliquish, unloving, unforgiving, and many other negative words.

For a while, I didn’t like being called a Christian.  I felt like that immediately turned people off, and I would always correct people with something like believer or Christ follower.  I wasn’t sure how to handle this label even though I had always proudly embraced it.

What I’ve learned is that I don’t care if…

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