Viewing the Church Organically

Posted: January 20, 2012 in Blog
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I hesitate to use the title “Viewing the Church Organically,” because I’m not seeking to coin the phrase organic church. Avoiding cute little Christian cultural catchphrases might add a little more substance to my content. Nonetheless, I give the title.

For a couple of years now I have been teaching and leading the people of Calvary Baptist Church to look more to the natural out working of the body of Christ for our growth, more so than to the event and methodologically driven church culture we live in. What do I mean? Very simply the church needs to be the church as the Bible describes and teaches. To learn what this looks like takes time, study of the Word, and much preaching of the Word. It is so much more than simple applications of some method, yet it is so much less than our hyperactive understanding of what the church is to be.

At the <a href="http://TGC blog, I read this afternoon a good and short blog by Ray Ortlund expressing the heart of my sentiment. If a church becomes an environment of grace that holds the radically transformed then we will turn the world upside down for the glory of Christ.

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