Community

Could You Use Community?

“I can’t believe it,” she said.  That was after Mike and I bought a quart of fresh fried okra, put it on her porch, rang the doorbell, then bolted back to the truck.  Seeing us speed off and looking down, her mother smiled out the doorway.  “I bet you guys were wild and crazy as teens.” Mike Cox and I visited Kari…

How Does the Church Carry Out its Mission?

Under the authority and direction of Jesus, the church makes disciples by going into the community and world, sharing the gospel unto conversions and baptisms, and then teaching the new disciples to live in obedience to Jesus through the Word (Matt. 28:18-20). The church is an evangelistic community where the gospel of Jesus is constantly made visible through its proclamation of the…