Not Called to Church?

A thought hit me today as Dr. Gil Rendle was teaching his second session here at the Annual Conference for the Central Texas Conference. Here is what I tweeted:

“Does being a disciple imply that you are a wanderer? Because we are called to not a church but the world?”

This might be a controversial thought, but are we really called to church or is church the method through which God moves his mission and message?

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 CEB)

What is interesting about this passage is that this passage occurs in the bible before the “Early Christian Church” even started. It is written before Pentecost (when the Holy Spirit showed up). Now before you argue with me as to when it was actually written let me clarify even further.

In that passage what does Jesus say that we as disciples are called to?

The world.

More specifically the people in our communities and in this world.

The church is just the method as to which God is using the message to be sent. Even further let me clarify that when I say the church I am not referring to our buildings, but really when it comes down to it these buildings dont mean much when it comes to eternal life. They will pass away and yet if we have eternal life we will move into a new community with our Savior.

May God bless you and the message you project to the world.

One Reply to “Not Called to Church?”

  1. The church is currently struggling with a radical paradigm shift … The church isn’t the bulding – it’s us! It isn’t rocket science and it’s biblical. The early Christians didn’t even have temples to worship in. Who knows where we would be if we hadn’t built them everywhere? We’re called to move!

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