A woman watches as her husband escorts her baby girl down the last 20 feet of the aisle and as the tears run away from the corners of her eyes, she thinks about how grateful she is for all that went into this day. You see, 18 years ago a group of people chose to be a part of something new and they started the church where she stood.
A couple of years after it opened, the woman persuaded her husband to attend with their little girl, then age 5. The atmosphere was friendly when they walked through the door, and even though none of them had been in a church for years, there was a comfortableness about the people in this place. As they left that day, she was able to persuade her husband to try it again - the music had been upbeat, the message relevant, and the children’s programs, well, lets just say the little girl couldn’t wait to go back to church.