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Category Purpose of the Church

13
Jul

The Purpose of the Church as God Sees it

The purpose of the church seems to have been co-opted by modern movements and philosophies that have perverted the role of the pastor, the congregation, and they interact with the world. It is not uncommon to find that churches that are so focused on bringing people into the congregation that the dedicated members are left …

6
Jul

The Purpose of the Church Part 3

As we discuss what the purpose of the church is, we have looked at the role of leadership, being to equip the members to preach the Gospel in their life, and then we looked at how we as believers need to interact with one another.  Next we want to consider what we are a congregation …

29
Jun

The Purpose of the Church Part 2

Last week I discussed the first purpose of the church being to equip the believers for the ministry of the Gospel.  The church leaders should be teaching the congregation a sound Gospel from the Scriptures, neither focusing on attracting large attendance numbers nor on modern marketing campaigns.  While the leaders focus on teaching and clarifying …

22
Jun

The Purpose of the Church Part 1

All around America churches exhort their members to bring their friends, neighbors, and co-workers to church.  This is particularly common in children and youth programs and the idea is to fulfill the great commission.  The idea is for the pastor to talk about how to meet Jesus in order to usher your friends into the …