Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "body of christ"

What You Don’t Like About Your Church (And why that’s good)

I have this conversation quite often with members of my church and with believers outside of my church. It is usually sparked by a discussion of something this person doesn't like about our church or about the church they attend. Now, let's assume the disagreement is not related to doctrinal purity, moral integrity, authoritarian abuse (issues I believe are grounds for leaving a church). Let's also assume this is a gospel-preaching, Word-saturated, bible-believing church. Let's also assume the disagreement is not over a 2nd-tier issue that is not orthodoxy, but valid reason when choosing a church (mode of baptism, denomination, etc). So we're dealing with issues of preference. This is what I tell people who tell me there is something about our church they don't like or about their church they don't like: "Good." It's good that you're involved with a local body of believers with whom you have disagreements and varying preferences. Why? Because that...

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