[“Church Without…” is a series of think-pieces designed to slowly deconstruct what we think is essential to having church and to call attention to the hidden barriers we’ve erected between ourselves and the Great Commission.]
As a pastor, one of the great stumbling blocks to doing my job is people not understanding what my job is. Ephesians 4 says this:
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers…”
And so many Christians stop there.