We get that a lot, and there's actually no right answer. Ultimately, we want our name to mean something different for everyone. That's kind of the beauty of it. Whether we're talking about faith, family, finances, or football, each of us has a distinct perspective. Like the starting-lines of a relay race, we each begin at different places. The important thing is that we run in the right direction, stick together as a team, and finish strong to the glory of God.
"The important thing is that we run in the right direction, stick together as a team, and we finish strong to the glory of God."
So, "start what" you ask? Start a journey of faith. Start knowing Jesus. Start going to church. Start going back to church. Start a new legacy of church in your family. Start finding healing in your marriage. Start discovering better friendships. Start finding freedom from addiction. Start understanding the Bible. Start living debt free. Start raising your children in godliness. Start trading religion for relationship. Start taking care of yourself. Start loving and serving the local church. Start giving generously. Start pursuing your God-given dreams. Start reaching people with the gospel. Start more churches. The applications are limitless, but our motto is the same: start somewhere, start today.
"The applications are limitless, but our motto is the same: start somewhere, start today."
Often times we procrastinate due to fear and insecurity. We fear change more than we do the pain of our circumstances. The baggage from past failures paralyzes us, giving us anxiety about the future. This is not God's plan for our lives. God wants us to have freedom from the past and hope for the future. God says His "mercies are new every morning" (Lam. 3:23) and to "not worry about tomorrow" (Matt. 6:25). Everyday, we get a second chance at life. God has forgiven us and redeemed us. That's the power of grace. Grace meets you right where you're at but doesn't leave you there. Grace meets you in the dark and helps you find the light.
"Grace meets you right where you're at but doesn't leave you there. Grace meets you in the dark and helps you find the light."
As we prayed for God to give us the name of this church, we felt like He said, "Everyone needs a new beginning. Everyone needs a second chance. Everyone needs a fresh start." We pray that Start Church is a constant reminder that you can start new everyday, that your starting-point doesn't matter, and that you'll always have help along the way. So the real question is: