Church Without A Building: Decentralization 5

ChurchMag | 6/20/2018 | Phil Schneider
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I hate to repeat myself, so perhaps you will consider this post to rhyme with the previous one, but what if one of the biggest problems that the Church has is churches?

“Church buildings,” that is.

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I’m not against churches having buildings. My church has a really cool one, but I do wonder sometimes if the building becomes an albatross, a limiting agent that is nearly impossible to overcome.

Buildings insulate us, making us insular and inwardly focused. Rather than laborers coming to rest before returning to the field, we become refugees, hiding out each Sunday, fearful of having to return to the world for another week.

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What if the Church were more decentralized? I know what you’re thinking. There are millions of churches, so how much more decentralized could we get? Well, what if each church broke into 50 or 60 smaller groups that we focused, not on their building, but on building His Kingdom in their neighborhood, workplace, or family?

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