For the last month I have been driving around Lakeland with the words “ChurchDoesntSuck.com” written with white shoe polish on my car windows. The reactions have been pretty extreme…either people have been loving it or hating it..but it has helped to start some pretty cool conversations.
Last night I got an amazing email from a girl that gave up on church a LONG time ago. In her email she described her past drug use and a life filled with empty relationships. She then went on to tell me that she had a really bad day this week…and that suicide had crossed her mind. Just when she was thinking about ending it all she saw this goofy white guy driving down the road…talking on his cell phone…with “ChurchDoesntSuck.com” written on his windshield. It made her laugh…gave her hope…and made her want to try a church this coming Sunday.
Here’s the catch…I’m not real sure she’s coming to Compass Point. You see…when you go to “ChurchDoesntSuck.com” it’s our website. If you browse through the site you’ll find a page containing some links and resources. Some of the links that we have on that page is to OTHER churches in Lakeland that don’t suck. Her email indicated that she found the church she’ll be attending Sunday through a link on “ChurchDoesntSuck.com”. I have no clue if that means Compass Point or another area church…but I don’t care!!! This is a girl that had given up on God, church and Christianity…and now she’s giving it another shot. God get’s the glory…her life may be changed this Sunday…and Compass Point got to play a small part in that. It’s not about keeping people for our church…it’s about reaching people for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes Compass Point ends up their church home…sometimes not. However, when their life on this Earth is done…their home will be in Heaven…and that’s what it’s all about!!!