00:41 What does the word of God say about the church?
Chan offers 4 things that embodies the church of the Scriptures. They are...
- Love. Family/sacrificial love
- Getting the message out (a priority)
- Gathered - focused on communion and community
- Equipping and Training took place
Is that the church you see today?
I love when he compares the church of today verses the church of the Scriptures, saying it is like going to the movies instead of going to the gym. (around 03:50)
Is there a better way to do church? As one who struggles with the institutional church, I am always interested in hearing new ideas. And I have a deep respect for Francis Chan. But is this a viable answer? Is building house churches and then regularly splitting them up better than what is in place now? The jury is out for me right now. Any thoughts?