How’s it going? My name is Tony, and I'm a real guy who doesn't always have it all together. Chances are you're reading this because you're curious about Connection Church or are looking for a church in Medina and figure it's a good idea to know a little about its Lead Pastor. Perhaps I should make sure what I'm about to say is polished and professional so you can make a credible evaluation about joining us this weekend.
Then again, I don't just want to sell you on this church. There's a lot I can tell you about how these people are amazing and will make you feel right at home. You'd know that if you hung out with them for even just a few weeks.
The main thing I do want you to know is how I'm so thankful that my wife and three kids get to be a part of Connection Church. We get the same treatment that you'll get - where it's okay to not be "okay" today, and yet there's an opportunity to grow with a real God who is working through real people. We've all somehow realized that religion or “Sunday-only Christianity” isn't what it's all about.
Reread that, especially you're looking for a "put on a fake smile" religious experience. We're not interested in playing the church game, which is why you can always come hang out with us and feel like family from the first day. It just takes too much energy to be fake, especially when authenticity with God and each other matters. I can’t tell you how freeing it is for my family to experience that and give back to that.