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Context of Ministry (part 2)

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Lesson

Our ministry is to be done in the context of community. Structure is necessary today, just like it was in the early church. We can't avoid institutions, but we can avoid institutionalism.

Outline

Context of Ministry (part 2)

I. A movement toward missional churches

II. Theology guides us

A. Ministry is to be done in the context of community

B. The New Testament is largely the record of communities and localized gatherings

C. In these communities, structure is necessary

 

<p class="l_outline2>D. We can't avoid institutions, but we can avoid institutionalism <p class=" l_outline3"="">1. Keep the function (mission) always out in front

2. Make the structures serve the body of Christ, not the body serving the structures

3. Constantly check that the wineskins can accommodate the fermenting Jesus