Christian main page What should the institution of the church be?

In my vision of the church, it owns little. Its purpose is not the building of its institution but to refresh people with a vision of their ultimate calling and ministry. It sends people back into the world to do their ministry in daily life.

Its' priests teach, lead worship, be with people in times of pain, and nothing else. The central office is the trunk of the bishop's car where he keeps his/her laptop while she/he drives around to help the priests with their problems.

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Church Fantasies A fictional journey to a synod with three interesting congregations being faithful to their calling. Disciples focuses on growing the individual for mission in daily life, New Hope keeps wrecked lives afloat, and St. Olaf's Rest turns the silence of the prairie into a great gift for visitors.

Last updated 11/18/06; posted 10/7/06; © 2006 John P. Nordin