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Church…What is it and why does it matter?
We, in GCF, spend a good deal of time thinking about how to live the Christian life.
We care a lot about our individual spirituality. We wonder together about how we, personally and in light of our faith, should respond to the many injustices in the world. Recently, we talked about how we see God acting and showing grace in our individual lives.
And all of this matters, because we’re all individuals. But we’re also a community. And we’re connected to an even wider community. We call this the Church.
But sometimes the Church can feel like an altogether slow-moving, irrelevant, kind of frumpy behemoth.
In theory, Church people are our people, but how connected to them are we really?
This quarter we’re going to take time to think a little more communally. And we’re going think well about the Church proper—all of us and the all the rest—engaging with the world.
Because Christ died for the Church. And we all get the sense that, while we can do some things on our own, the church communal and worldwide is actually a force to be reckoned with.
And so we’re going to ask some questions..
What even is the Church?
How is the Church supposed to engage in the world?
What makes the Church distinct from any other social organization?
Why does the Church look so different in different places when we all hold to the same fundamental beliefs?
What actually unites us?
Thankfully, we won’t be making up answers to these questions. The Bible actually has lots to say to these questions and more. Let’s learn together.