Over the last four weeks we’ve considered the 4 studies in this little booklet. It has promoted plenty of discussion about its meaning which for us required an interpretation into the terminology of the 21st century and a re-imagining into contemporary times. This has caused considerable debate. The author reflects a largely conservative position.
The overall message however is very appropriate and fitting – it is we need to understand the ‘WHY’ we/the church exists before we can tackle the HOW and the WHAT. The latter are very much easier than the former. Once the WHY is identified, then the How and WHAT follow and can and should be continually measured against whether they are helping to fulfil the vision set out in the WHY.