The church should be relevant to society. It should serve the community in two ways:
- Serving their practical needs;
- Serving their deeper, spiritual needs.
Did you know that, despite the New Zealand scene, on the whole, churches are growing? This is occurring naturally, because Jesus is alive and is building His Church – the universal, invisible group of born-again believers from all denominations who love and serve Him. No wonder then that Christianity is the number one faith in the world in terms of growth and size. But, we are in a spiritual battle for the souls of all people. Therefore, the Church serves the community of believers in two ways:
- As army barracks – to get our marching orders; and
- As hospital room – to patch up our weekly wounds.