The church is not a familial organization…but simply an organized family.

God has designed the church to be diverse, unified, and organized. When we think of the church as an organization, we are oftentimes turned off by the connotations that come to mind. But, unlike any other group of people in the world, the church is not simply a familial organization, but a family that utilizes simple, biblical organization. How a church is organized may not seem like a big deal, but form always impacts content. How a church is structured will either facilitate or frustrate the true mission of the body of Christ. This is why we have dedicated this four week series to explaining how we are structured at Cornerstone, and why.

Application Questions

1. To what extent have you been aware of how the church is organized? Have you thought that it’s very important that you know? Why? Why not?

2. If the church were organized like a business, what are some of the ways you can imagine it would be distracted from its priorities and mission?

3. Are there any ways that you are not “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace?” What should you do about that?

4. What are some of the ways you can recognize that God has uniquely gifted and created you to be a blessing to other parts of the family of Cornerstone?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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