What Does Church Mean to You?

By Graham Cooke

This video sets off a month of conversation based around church and Kingdom.

The church needs to leave the building in order to engage with the rest of the world. So my questions for you are:

“What does church mean to you? Is it just a building you go to every Sunday? Is it a place you constantly visit as a tradition?”

The church must be a community of people who practice love and grace on each other so that they can offer them perfectly to the rest of the world.

This isn’t something that just happens on Sunday mornings either.

If you are part of a redeemed community living in a reconciled society, you can take the Good News to whomever you want, whenever you want, wherever you want.

Church should not just be something you do; it’s something you are.

This makes it highly relational not just functional. All of life is a ministry because the Kingdom of Heaven is among you and within you, so you don’t ever need to restrict your thinking.

If you’re ready to do church differently, you can learn more in The Church Has Left The Building and make this Kingdom lifestyle a day-to-day reality in your life.

This is just a short snippet by Graham Cooke from a serious of studies he has out but I thought it just highlights the question that is coming up more and more as God starts moving in a new way with how we do church. He is moving us into community and kingdom rather than just a building. As the church begins to move out of the building and into the highways and byways of life it is causing unrest, fear, anger, splits, excitement and every other kind of concern, depending on how you see church. This is where the religious spirit will rear it’s ugly head out of fear of change and doing things in a new way. We must be ready to maintain love and the grace of God in all of this. — Charlene

Sharing my heart and the heart of the Father from my Prison of Hope! Be blessed and trust God above all. ~ Charlene