My name is Conner. I am the fifth generation of my family born into St. Andrews. My great-grandparents were early members of the church in 1959. My great-great grandmother was also a member. My grandfather is currently an elder of the church, my great aunt is a deacon, my cousin is heavily involved in youth ministry and my parents are becoming more and more active. Most of my family are Christ-followers and are involved in St. Andrews.
That’s the kind of church I have. Generations serve and worship and play together. My family and I go to the worship service with drums and guitars, but many who love me go to the service with that big pipe organ and a choir. Not long ago, we went to a worship service that had a 15-piece orchestra helping lead. We have it all! Plus, we have great parties, my parents can get involved in groups for study, lots of people serve in the church and a growing number are reaching others for Christ. I like the fact that my parents are being trained to teach me about deep truths about God.
One of the best parts of my story is the part that hasn’t happened yet. St. Andrews has made a commitment that will benefit my future spiritually. They have committed to youth and children’s ministries. People and resources and money have been dedicated to create a space for me to experience God, make a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, and then begin life as a Christ-follower.
But at my age, all I really notice is this: these people know how to love. They love me, they love each other and they love God. You should come be a part of it all. Gotta go. Nap time…