In a time when so many have declared the local church irrelevant, this post was both refreshing and much needed. Good stuff here from Chris Weatherly. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy.

The local church in America is experiencing a shift in its landscape.  Once a thriving beacon of society, it is now being marginalized. Pushed to the fringes of society due to a perfect combo of its own undoing and the shifting cultural landscape.

Yet despite the increase in the religiously unaffiliated, the local church is the greatest hope of the world and our country.  It’s the vehicle Christ uses to point all nations unto himself.  While the car needs some tweaking (My frustrations with the church in America) it still holds the mantle as the beautiful bride of Christ.

Here are my top 7 reasons I still love the local church and you should as well……Read .the rest of the post here:7 Reasons Why I Love the Local Church and You Should As Well.