Role of the Church?
Expectations for what a church is and what it should do vary widely. Yet everybody has them.
Perhaps it's that a church must have weekly communion. Or sing hymns. Or have a well-developed Sunday School. Short-term mission trips? Urban outreach? Neo-gothic architecture? Vibrant social opportunities? Whatever it is, our expectations – and the extent to which they are or are not met – help shape our opinions, comfort levels, and even the degree to which we become involved with the church.
In this installment of our podcast series, Bill seeks to ground our expectations in the church's reason for being. Less a spiritual country club without dues, the church is more properly conceived of as the true hub of our lives where we learn to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Others in the series can be heard here.