Francis Chan: We Need a New Approach to the American Church

ChurchLeaders | 12/7/2017 | Staff
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Are we doing church wrong in America?

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That’s the question Francis Chan asks in this brief video.

Chan says the Bible defines the church in four ways:

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But he says sadly, it is rare to find an American church that fits that description. Chan suggests some experimentation to find our way back to a biblical understanding of church.

In fact, he recommends turning our assumptions upside down. Instead of starting a church by looking for a pastor, a building, a music minister, etc., Chan would start with followers of Jesus who love one another.

Principles

Then he would apply four principles.

First, the church would meet in homes–not a formal church building. Chan says that would allow the members to get to know and love each other without the distractions of salaries and mortgages.

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Second, after one year the church would split into two. He admits this would be uncomfortable for a group that has gotten to know and love each other but he says this...
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