As an introduction to this collection of articles, I would like to first emphasize that I am not against going to church. In fact I miss it greatly. No, I am not looking for a perfect church for I know that does not exist. But I would like to at least find one that resembles the church we read about in the Book of Acts.
I'm always looking for a people who are seeking to follow the Living Christ. He is at the center of their lives, their affections and their conversation. They look to be authentic and free others to hurt when they hurt, to question what they question, and to follow His voice without others accusing them of being divisive or rebellious. I look for people who are not wasting their money on extravagant buildings or flashy programs; where people sitting next to each other are not strangers; and where they all participate as a priesthood to God instead of watching a performance passively from a safe distance.
Once you've tasted of living fellowship between passionate believers, it is impossible to settle for anything less.