Spiritual parents

If the primary metaphor for church in the New Testament is family, then the primary model for leadership of an individual house church is spiritual mothers and fathers. Healthy families need healthy parents. Parents care what happens to their kids. They are always looking out for their good. They love it when their kids succeed.… Read More

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Community and/or family

Most of the last few blog posts (and the insightful comments everyone has posted) have been about community and mission.  Here's a question:  we talk about Jesus creating community.  Is family the same thing? There is extensive Biblical support for the notion of church as family.  (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:5; 2:19; Galatians 6:10).  Community is… Read More