The term church is used a lot, and it can be difficult to work out what is meant. Is it the building down the road, some giant medieval monolithic organisation or something else. Well I’ve looked at buildings already.
So today I plan to think about structure.
At a resent get together of ministers the question came up how we had all been appointed to our current role.
Now for some it was the appointment of the local congregation, and for others a central appointment, but I think we all had been appointed by the Church.
Now there is another interesting blog that looks at different types of church, Church and the Single Girl and it is well worth a read. But it got me thinking.
For some the local congregation is the church, for others the local is but part of something much wider. And I think we need to see this as both. The local congregation is the expression of church in that place, but it is expressing part of a much wider body, and expressing part of something far beyond this world – God’s Kingdom.