Church is not the goal

I read a great article from Scott Benhase this morning and wanted to share it with you. Here’s a snippet of it:

As God’s strategy and not God’s goal, the church should be more “verb” than “noun.” This is more than mere semantics; it’s liberating news. It’s the news that mission is not only about what goes on inside our churches, although our worship and discipleship formation inside our churches matters significantly. But they matter in so far as they compel and constrain us to leave the confines of our churches and incarnate in our communities the good news of God in Christ. We cannot “restore all people to unity with God” if we are hunkered down inside our churches.

Read the whole thing here.

Thoughts? Comments? Do you think we tend to view “church” as more of a noun than a verb?



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