What makes for a great place to live?

According to the Guardian, it is “creative congregation.”

“creative congregation” is not a hip church, it is a place where “new ideas and new networks require what cities always supplied – casual locations, informal places where ideas could be exchanged face-to-face.”

Not to say that churches shouldn’t participate in this. In fact they do, albeit passively. In the United Kingdom having a cathedral in your town is linked to property values being 10% higher than in non-cathedral towns.

Could a church provide that sort of place for it’s community? Can it be a place of prayer for all people and a place of conversation for all people? An open door to a welcoming place where people can exchange ideas face-to-face. I’d like to spend time there.

Questions? Comments? Contact me, Cameron, minister@forestgroveunited.com.