My husband and I were so excited yesterday to read the literature left on our front porch regarding Crown Point Baptist Church. We have been Christians for many years and since moving to Simi Valley nine years ago, we have been affiliated with a couple of churches having visited all in the area that align themselves scripturally to what we believe.
For the past 5+ years, we have been attending a large church here in Simi and have found many, many positive aspects of being associated with this group of believers. The church has a Christ-centered focus and ministers not only within the community, but globally, as well. It is casual dress (sometimes just plain sloppy) and the music, while at times truly is contemplative and reverent, is for the most part just plain loud with drum rhythms that keep most folks rocking to and fro.
We have longed for a return to the reverential attitudes that we grew up with in church. And while one should be very careful about judging someone based on their outward appearance, if we come to God's house in shorts and sandals or a bathing suit with a beach cover-up so that we can immediately hit the beach after morning worship, are we giving God our best? If we were to have dinner with the President or the Queen of England, would we not come dressed in our best? The lackadaisical attitude with dress, music and demeanor that has permeated our churches, particularly here in So. Calif., in my opinion, breeds irreverence to a Holy God.
So, welcome to Simi Valley. We so look forward to worshiping with you and experiencing a return to a traditional, reverential church service.