I know it’s not, but work with me here, if it was-what would I be able to tell you in 2 minutes about Exaltation Church?
Well for openers, I’d tell you that we have a plan to start a new church in the Salisbury community in Midlothian, VA. And you might say, “Why?” And I’d say, “well, we have to reach out to those who are down and out, and contrarily, we want to reach those who are up and out as well.” Answer this question for me, “Why are most churches reluctant to reach out to the wealthy?” I’ll tell you why, because they are panic-stricken by people who have more than them.
Stop, stop, stop. That shouldn’t be a reason why we don’t warm up to them. Of course they have nicer homes. Sure they have more money and wealth. Maybe they drive nicer cars than yours or mine but these are not good enough reasons to turn away from them and not share the gospel.
Now believe me, there are plenty of people who call themselves Christians that couldn’t walk the streets of homes that cost $800,000.00 and much more and share the gospel because they don’t have the guts. But these same people can go to the slums, to the projects, to the down and out and smile and say, “Jesus loves you,” not because they need it-but because we feel we are better than these people, and sadly, we are not intimidated by them. You know that’s the truth.
We preach and believe in the blessing of God but we fear those who have been “blessed greater” than us. We shy away from the country club people. Jesus wouldn’t (and didn’t) do that.
Another thing I would say to you in the 2 minute commercial about Exaltation Church is that people tell me all the time that they wish more people could hear about the constant stream of excitement that goes on here. The people that attend here often say, “I’ve never seen a church like this! It’s edgy! It’s out of the box, and it’s so warm and friendly!” People love going here.
I’ll tell you something, the more people hear about it and the more people visit Exaltation Church, the faster this thing is going to grow and more and more people are going to be reached for Jesus; literally.
Now the time is about out for a two minute commercial. But if I had the opportunity to do a two minute commercial, that’s about what I would say.
That’s what I think about it.