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What kind of church would both invite and challenge our culture so we don't lose our relevance?

Key Points:

  • There has to be a wholistic combination of evangelism (word) and justice (deed).
  • We need to be more multi-ethnic. Ephesians 2:11-13
  • It’s easier to get those things in cities; smaller towns tend to be more homogenous.

Bible Text:

Ephesians 2:11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. 12 In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope. 13 But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.

See Also: Culture, Diversity

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. On a scale of “evangelism” to “justice”, where do you put your church? Explain.
  3. Read Ephesians 2:11-13. Brainstorm 3 strategies to make your church more multi-ethnic.
  4. What are some other things that can make your church more relevant in your community? Make a list.
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.