“Church, Not Just a Checklist Item”

“Let’s realize that the church is not just a building. When we say ‘I don’t feel like going to church today’, we might as well say I don’t feel like living life to the fullest.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) – (24) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, (25) not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

“There were not only times when I said I didn’t want to go to church, but there was a season in my life that I actually never went. I know that, for some people, as opposed to being physically present in a worship center some of us choose to worship via streaming services or even meditation and that’s great. Just because we are not physically present doesn’t mean we’re going to hell or God loves us any less, but allow me to share what I accepted about our choice of worship that impacted me. I received that the Church of the Bible is not a brick and mortar building, but it’s the collective warmth and love of people chosen by God. In other words, we are the church. We are the body of Christ. I also found that out of the many habits I picked up during my lifetime, SMH, there is no better habit than regularly coming together with others to not only hear God’s Word but also to encourage each other. I’m talking about fellowship! I’m talking about a place for spiritual growth! I’m talking about a place that reminds us and teaches us that we are here to serve and to love! Look, if we really want to strengthen our immune system so we prevail during dark times then we need to exercise all our senses. Worshipping in the physical presence of others exercises our sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. In the spirit of Psalm 34:8, let’s get into a new habit, let’s taste and see!” – #ToddCPittman

Published by #ToddCPittman

Spiritually, Todd Pittman will always live at Christ the King Church in Dacula, GA under the guidance of Senior Pastor, Reverend Marion Sailor. While residing in northern Maryland, Todd fellowships at First Baptist Church of Glenarden with Pastor John Jenkins in Upper Marlboro, MD; and Covenant Living Fellowship in Randallstown, MD under the direction of Pastors Donald & Danielle Lewis. In his professional life, Todd Pittman is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Advancement at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, a membership association comprised of more than 107 of the Greater Washington, D.C. region's leading foundations and corporate giving programs. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (iCSR). iCSR is an international professional CSR certificate program, in partnership with the Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Todd serves on the board of Collaborative Partnership Strategies, a national consulting firm. Todd is a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Pittman.

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