This past weekend, we at The Fellowship began worshipping in a new/refurbished worship space. We moved from a cavernous 3500 seat worship center that communicated anything but warmth and community, to a 1000 max seat space that is multipurpose and honestly makes you feel like you are part of a family. Some observers from the outside, and maybe some from the inside have questioned this move, believing it communicates something negative. I disagree totally. For one, the methodology of cutting edge churches has changed. The drive in, impersonal “mega” church is on its way out. Not to say that large churches are on their way out, just the philosophy of how you meet and worship. People are looking for community and relationships. Churches are diversifying and going to where people are, many times meeting in two or more locations. Here at The Fellowship, we have felt for some time that the future of our church will be in three to five locations all across Nashville. We want to be a body of believers that impacts our entire city with thousands of people worshipping with us, yet feeling very personal.
As a pastor, I am thankful for a church, and an Elder body, that sees this same vision and is excited about what God is doing. During this week of thanks, let me be the first to say how thankful I am for our church. I’m looking forward to the days ahead and am excited to be along for the ride!
Check out our first service in the new space and see what you think! As always, if your are in the Nashville area come and be a part of what God is doing!