Throughout History When The Church Is Attacked, It Goes Underground & Thrives – Part 2

Written by Doug Giles on February 4, 2021

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The modern church is so busy building systems and putting on a show, that they’ve missed what Christ meant with that little word ‘go’.

There are two very different understandings of what it is to be the Church. One sees the church as a gathering point where a few professionalized ‘experts’ ladle out morsels of wisdom for the masses before sending all the sheep home until next week.

The other sees a group of people commissioned with a purpose. In that vision, who the Church is, and what they are doing on Sundays is something else entirely. That Sunday meeting functions more like the coach’s pep talk in the dressing room before game time. The game isn’t played in the dressing room, and the church doesn’t do its main body of work on a Sunday morning.

It’s leaders training leaders to be ministers to whoever it is they might encounter in the wild, wild world.

Sound strange? It shouldn’t. How many times have we heard “Every believer a minister.” Or as Peter called us:

“…a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” — 1 Peter 2:9

You’d think that NOT living by that model should be what really strikes us as the bizarro stuff.

What’s that look like lived out? Well, Rich’s story about his biker buddies at a bar is a good example. But you’ll have to catch the show to hear it.

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