Sentences with phrase «purpose of the church»

A properly theological account of professional church leadership can only be given in terms provided by this theocentric account of the nature and purpose of the church.
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It would serve no purpose that any such god could conceivably have, but such nonsensical fear mongering DOES serve the purpose of church leaders who want to herd everyone under them.
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And the purpose of the church was to teach the angels.
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So go ahead; be thoughtful and deliberate as you choose a new church home, but please understand the purpose of the church as you consider your criteria.
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If this seems like a reasonable request, it is also a major contradiction with the purpose of a church.
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There are bigger questions here about discipleship, leadership, and the purpose of the church, of course, but I'll leave it there.
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If women's groups feel exclusive or isolating, they can detract from the greater purpose of the church as a whole.
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The primary purpose of the church is to be a community: a spiritual family in which the people are encouraged to follow not a code, but their own hearts, and its focus is the individual health of its members.
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