Friday, July 23, 2010

The Fundamental Shape of the Church

I believe that the fundamental shape of the church can be summarised like this: Christology (what we believe about Jesus) drives our missiology (what we believe about our purpose) which in turn drives our ecclesiology (how we "do" church).

Jesus is at the heart of everything we do, or at least he should be. In fact we could go so far as to say that he is both the centre and the circumference of who we are as his followers. He is, to paraphrase Sweet and Viola (The Jesus Manifesto) the preoccupation of the church.

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