Pastor of First CRC, Hanford CA Retired USAF Chaplain LTC. Married 39 years 5 married children, 9 grandchildren, Board Sec. Octant Learning Inc.
Wendy your first paragraph does not follow at all. All Christians belong to congregations/churches. The ministry they engage in is attached to that entity. Our conversation is precisely about that...view
And another thing with regard to supplanting or subordinating the ministry of the local church, it isn't simply a matter of 'ministry-shares'. Because ministry shares only account for a fraction...view
Wendy, the denominational offices do not constitute the church of Jesus Christ. The local church is where the ministry is supposed to happen. The local church could use help in crafting ministry...view