Apparently, people have been referring to Platt Park Church as “The Boutique Church.” I’m not sure what that means yet, but I am curious to find out. If you have thoughts on this, please share! Maybe it means that we are housed a block from the boutique shops on S. Pearl street, or that we value aesthetics and art, or perhaps that our space is cozy and quaint. I’m not sure what it means, but I hope that it means this: we value the internal work of God more than the external signs of success. I hope that it means that we aim to embrace greatness through smallness, as Jesus taught. I hope that it means that raw, Jesus-sculpted character beauty is valued over make-up and marketing. I’m not sure what Boutique Church means, but I hope that as our identity in this community develops, we will increasingly become an integral part of the worldwide church that Jesus dreamed of and gave his life to launch.