How the Church Can Be More Like a Family

Because if you know what it is like to be in a healthy church or if you are familiar with the model of church that the New Testament gives us, you will know that the Church really is like a family.

The church is a family, not by blood, but by the Spirit.

If more people saw the church as a family with her fellowship and flaws, then fewer would be leaving it. If more pastors and church leaders saw their church as a family, fewer would treat her like a job or abuse her.

If more church members saw the church as a family, fewer would outsource the caring for each other to their pastor or deacons or the serving of one another to a paid employee.

Christian — let us go the extra mile and not just expect our church to act like a family, but to do everything we can.

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