The bible speaks often of church, what makes a church, and good governance of the church. Throughout the world, there are so many different expressions based upon the biblical texts about church that it is hard to get a grasp on what church means to us today, and how our churches should function, or even do.
But just because it is hard doesn’t mean it’s not a worthwhile subject to pursue, and so I am going to have a read around, study and pondering on this subject, with the intent on writing up a mini series of blogs about it.
Before all that, I feel strongly that first step in this that I need to take is to ask all of you, the readers, what church means to you; everyone has some experience of the church, and maybe even of being part of one, and I reckon many of you have thoughts, ideas and beliefs about this that are more insightful, fascinating, and wiser than anything knocking about in my head!
If you can help me out by sharing your views and opinions that would be hugely appreciated, as your view is just as valid and important as mine! Whether by commenting on this, or by emailing me (my email address is on my profile) I would appreciate it if you could let me know your thoughts on all – or even just one – of these;
What is a church?
What should church do?
What would a healthy, active church look like to you?
How should a church be run?
Is there a specific way of ‘doing church’ or many? What would you consider a good – or bad – way of doing church, and why?
Thankyou everyone in advance, I look forward to seeing your thoughts and views on this!
- In return and reply to ‘Lord, Lord; Why have you Forsaken me!’- Part 1, Then who are Christians then? (onwardswearychristian.wordpress.com)
- Future Unknown for Ghost Town Bought by Church (foxnews.com)
- Where is the Church? (livinginthegap.wordpress.com)
- Church Rambling. (iamdomo.com)