Holland’s church is a special place filled with many special people. For decades, Holland’s has aspired to be a caring community that invites and equips people to follow Jesus. One of the best things about Holland’s is their people, and the way they continue to leave their mark on past, present, and future generations. As Paul writes in Romans 12: 4-5, “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” Holland’s church is a family of believers and I’m thankful it’s my church home. Despite what people may say, believers need Church and church to maximize their full potential as examples of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let me explain the difference in Church vs. church.
Holland’s is an example of a “little c” church. The “little c” church exists only to the extent that the “BIG C” Church is glorified. The “BIG C” Church is the Church of Jesus Christ, and it was founded on the day of Pentecost. Pentecost was the day in which the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples of Jesus. Jesus had died on the cross, rose from the dead, walked the earth, and ascended into heaven, but yet his presence was STILL felt among the disciples in the form of the Holy Spirit. The “little c” church we know today worships the power of the Holy Spirit across countries, denominations, and even service preference (traditional vs. contemporary). Holland’s church is special, but it’s nothing without “BIG C” Church.
The Church of Jesus Christ has no doors, no walls, and no limits. Whatever “little c” churches may differ on, “BIG C” Church holds true. It transcends all people, space, and time, and it’s much bigger than anything you can imagine. When you walk or drive away from Holland’s, “BIG C” Church is with you, and it never leaves you. The “little c” church has many missions, but “BIG C” Church has one…to promote the cause for the Kingdom of God. Holland’s is an important vessel, but “BIG C” Church remains, “the way, the truth, and the life.”