So i’ve been writing some challenging [hopefully] pieces on church of late and it’s time for your input.
A lot of people have got this vibe of, ‘You HAVE to belong to a local church!’ otherwise… well i’m not really sure what the otherwise is, but the being part of a local church seems to be a pretty insisted upon thing.
And what i am trying to figure out – and i really hope you can help me – is this: Just what do you mean by ‘local church’?
i am hoping a number of you who feel so passionate about this thing [and i think it’s great that you do] will jump in here and tell me your opinion – not a cut-and-paste off the internet or your pastor’s idea or a link to a podcast of a preach you once liked the title of. From you, your perspective and your opinion…
When you say, ‘It is important that you are a part of a local church’ what exactly and specifically do you mean? [List a bunch of things in terms of the essential elements not so much the this-would-be-nices]
Are you talking about something that happens on a Sunday and has to?
Does there have to be building?
Does it mean a full-time and other staff?
Must there be singing there?
What else? Please be as specific and exhaustive as you are able.
i am really hoping to get a number of responses from a range of people to be able to get an idea of what YOU understand when you say the words ‘local church’ to me.
And go… [Thank-you for your time!]
Some of the posts which led up to this one if you didn’t see them: