[The Christian Post] 26 Oct 2008--A Vista, Calif., megachurch canceled all worship services over the weekend, leaving no excuse for Christians to stay in the pews and out of "being" the church.
"So many people think of a church as a self-contained religious club – but it’s not," said Pastor Larry Osborne of North Coast Church. "A healthy church is a community of Jesus-followers who live out their spiritual commitment 24/7."
Over 6,000 North Coast attendees were expected to live out their commitment over the weekend as they tackled 139 community service projects at 70 sites throughout North San Diego County. On Oct. 25 and 26, the church closed its doors for a "Weekend of Service" and providing churchgoers the opportunity to show the love of Jesus.