On our church website, under “Who We Are”, it says that Tapestry Community Church was started by a group of believers who wanted “a church that stood in the historic Baptist tradition and in the stream of the Reformed faith.” As a result, I am often asked what we mean by “historic Baptist tradition” and the “Reformed faith”?
Does God care how we worship him on Sunday morning? Does it really matter what we do or don’t do? Isn’t the only thing that matters is that people are experiencing God, learning about God, enjoying church, and enjoying one another’s company? The answer to these questions depends on two things. First, one’s understanding of the purpose of the Sunday morning corporate gathering of the saints (aka, church). Second, one’s understanding of God—who he is, what he is like, and what he demands of us.