Resource Corner: Love Your Church – Tony Merida

February 25, 2022

One of the highlights of the week for me is the Trinity Church life group. We’re excited to see it growing, and may well have to split into two at this rate, which is exciting. 

Anyway, we’ve just finished going through Tony Merida’s fantastic and thought-provoking book, “Love Your Church: 8 Great Things About Being a Church Member.”


“Love Your Church” is a book that wholeheartedly celebrates the joy of a church functioning well. Spoiler alert – here are the 8 great things about being a church member:

1. Belonging

2. Welcoming

3. Gathering

4. Caring

5. Serving

6. Honouring

7. Witnessing

8. Sending

I hope I’m representing the views of our life group when I say that several of us felt encouraged, inspired, and challenged by the biblical perspective of the church that Merida calls us to. Already, we’ve seen a difference in the way people welcome others. We’ve stumbled on some great outreach initiatives, and are talking about how we can work towards our vision of being a church that plants churches.

Honestly, there’s a lot here.

If you’ve found that your love for the body of Christ has dwindled in recent years, I highly recommend adding “Love Your Church” to your bookshelf. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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