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What is the church supposed to be?

What is the church supposed to be and what is it supposed to look like?

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Ekklesia

That’s an excellent question and one that I’ve been dealing with a lot myself lately. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I’ll give it my best shot ☺

I think the best approach would be to look back at the New Testament and see what it tells us about the church. Granted, it doesn’t give us a straightforward template, but it does provide us with “snapshots” of early church life. It also gives us a starting place to understand the role of the church and what it’s supposed to be.

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isn't that the question, abby. i'd love to see the conversant answer, as i have been equally unsatisfied with the current model we have in most of our community/country. here are a few observations of things i believe the Church is NOT supposed to be, which i see (sometimes often, sometimes occasionally):

- a primarily social assembly
- a place to receive an inspirational message that you could get from an advice columnist
- a safe area to block out all the undesirables and collect similar people
- a body of people who need to be careful what they say, lest they offend one of the super-cool non-Christians they want to attract
- a business
- a place to amass knowledge and do nothing with it in the world surrounding
- an entertainment park, filled with mega rad games and laser shows

Excellent points, Jay!

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