Monday, March 22, 2010

The Church

From Bill Easum's blog:

However, I have a problem with all the words being battered around today to describe the church like organic, emergent, missional, incarnational, etc because none of them are necessary- the church is either the church or its not. There aren’t shades of gray. The church is always a “sending church” or it isnt the church. The church always lives to transform the world or its not the church.  The church always is a witness to Jesus in Jerusalem, judea, samaria, and the ends of the earth or its not the church.

A church doesn’t have members; it has missionaries. A church doesn’t have an evangelism committee; it is evangelism. The church doesn’t not a missions committee; the church is missions.
Period. All other forms of church are hospices and hospitals. Period.

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