There are some people that when you get together with you can’t help but dream about what a Christ-honoring church might look like. I had coffee with one of those people this week. One of the things she asked me is “what would a hypothetical new church look like?”
I appreciate the challenge and pointedness of the question. It is far easier to pontificate about what church should be than to really put flesh on it.
As we talked, here is part of what I think a church should like:
The church should do 5 things (worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and mission); and should be a gathering of Kingdom-people passionately pursuing the King of Kings; and the church should invest in our community, making a significant positive impact on the community — so that if the church would dissapear, the community would feel the loss.
I know it is not pithy… but captures a lot of what I think the church needs to be.
What are your thoughts? Do you know of churches really doing this? What does it look like in real life?