They too have fears and doubts and in an effort to run away from facing them, they build and plan and institute vision. When in fact all God wants from them (and us) is a simple:
I love our church. I love the time God has let me spend with Gadsden Vineyard. I love it that we are surrounded by churches downtown. All the different flavors of God's presence that is available to anyone.
I am grateful for Saint James, and 1st Pres. and 1st Baptist as well as 1st Methodist (maybe we should be 1st Vineyard?) Not to mention the Primitive Baptist across the street. Or the African-American church up the block from us. Then there is Open Arms International down the street, as well as two churches on 4th Street. There is only one church: THE CHURCH OF GADSDEN. SO thank you Lord for our little part in this wonderful mosaic of your glory.