I spend a fair amount of time over at Todd Rhoades’ Monday Morning Insight and find the discussions riveting, to say the least. But I thought I’d post a few thoughts here to see if anyone from there wants to jump on.
Many of the conversations over at MMI end up being arguments for or against “Purpose Driven” and “Seeker Sensitive” methodologies. So here are some questions I’d like to hear some answers to – and I would really be interested in contextually-accurate, biblical support.
1. Should church be for believers or should it be open and inviting to non-believers – an evangelistic experience, if you will?
2. With which of the following statements do agree more? Why?
- The book of Acts prescribes for us what church should look like and what it should entail (including leadership structure, methodologies, and so on). It should be a manual for how we ought to “do church” today.
- The book of Acts describes some of what transpired in the early church, but was not written as a how-to manual for the church.
3. Is a congregational form of church governance biblical? Why or why not? If not, what would you say is a biblical form?
4. When the Bible is silent on a topic, which of the following (if either) would more closely express your belief?
- If the Bible doesn’t expressly permit something, it should be forbidden.
- If the Bible doesn’t expressly forbid something, it should be permitted.
Thanks for playing! Check back every now and then to see what people have said and what else I may write.