What is the purpose of the Church?
We must recapture and define it now. Carl George makes some cool remarks on the subject.
Recapturing the purpose is worth the interruption to the familiar routines!
We quickly forget that the felt needs of our “customers” are in a constant state of flux. We can overlook the fact that each new day ushers in a slightly different set of circumstances. We sometimes neglect the long-range implications of not keeping abreast with the present. Instead, we often persevere in the comfortable habits to which we’ve grown accustomed.
What does our life-style say about our openness to change? Are we willing to face the reality that people, even spiritually hungry individuals, are passing us by as they walk down the street of life? Are we inclined to ask why, knowing that our blind spots might figure into the explanation?
We need to take a fresh look at what God has called us to be. we need a way of measuring our health and effectiveness. And we need a readiness to induce changes that are needed.
I believe that the choices challenging christians today are so great that, for many local churches, their very existence is, or will so be, at stake.
What do you believe?