Pastor/columnist Ronnie McBrayer returning to Walton County

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 17:22 PM.

“Most of us had been together at the Seaside Chapel, and we all shared a similar ambition: Simplicity,” said McBrayer. “Following Christ together — ‘doing church’ — ought to be a little less complicated.”

The founders wanted the church to be easily accessed by those who have never really given faith a try, and those who swore they would never go to church again. From those guidelines, A Simple Faith emerged.

“Though none of us knew where it was going. I even warned the people in the room, ‘If we do this, it won’t become what you think it will become — so much so, that half of you won’t be here three years from now,’ ” McBrayer said. “And that statistic proved true. When something begins freshly and organically it goes and grows in directions that those who first planted the seeds, never imagined.”

Looking back over his notes from that first meeting, McBrayer found that six years ago he said, “The last thing South Walton needs is another church, but it needs a place of simplicity and substance where people can learn what it means to follow Christ, worship God, love their neighbor, and serve the world. That’s the kind of place I want to be a part of — it’s the kind of ministry I hope we can put together.”

A simple three-fold statement became the beliefs of A Simple Faith — a group of people who worship God, follow Christ, and serve the world.

“It’s that simple,” McBrayer said. “We hope you will journey with us.”

 



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