I recently worshipped in a church that has it all: fantastic new building, all mod cons, huge congregation, no financial problems.
Actually, that is not true. It had none of those. But it did have these desirable characteristics:
All ages and stages of life.
Tons of enthusiasm for worshipping God.
Brilliant use of both Maori and English.
The first of these characteristics is the thing I would most pray, work and build for if I were a vicar today.
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