The people of Gobin would love to have the opportunity to welcome you into this place. I know the welcome you’ll receive will be a warm one. Having been appointed in July of 2014, my family and I are still being blessed by the radical hospitality of this congregation.
If you have questions about the life and ministry of this congregation of Jesus followers, why not give me a call or set up a meeting? If you are not ready to make that move, let me simply tell you some things I’ve noticed in the past few months.
1. This is a truly sacred space. The sanctuary at Gobin Church is beautiful. It was thoughtfully designed as a worship space, and I dare you to walk into the sanctuary without having your breath taken away.
2. We look sort of like the Kingdom of God. In other words, we are a diverse group of people learning what it means to be the body of Christ together. It would probably be easier if we thought alike, looked alike and were part of the same socio-economic class. But it wouldn’t be a good representation of the Kingdom of God that Jesus was always talking about.
3. Folks at Gobin are serious about following Jesus. Gobin is not made up of a bunch of people who simply believe a set of truths about the God of the universe. Instead, Gobin is made up of folks who follows the commands of Jesus to “go and do likewise.” Look at the Transformers tab on the website. These are various ministries tied to Gobin that have their Genesis in Gobin. We’re not a civic club. We believe that God wants us to be in the business of bringing health and restoration to the world. It’s not easy. It’s certainly messy. And it’s going on here.
4. We have a history and a future. When I come into the office at Gobin, I walk past a plaque with a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching at Gobin. I am reminded of the rich history of this place and am amazed that I get to enter into the story that is already going on here. And that’s just it – the story is still going on. The people of Gobin have dreams for the future of Gobin. I’ve heard some of them and I’m excited for the years to come.
I’ll close these thoughts with an invitation. We’re a weird bunch, but not nearly weird enough yet. We’d love to see you at Gobin Church Memorial and welcome you into the story of this place and these people. Until then…
Blessings and Peace,
Rev. Bryan W. Langdoc