Carrying on the Mission of Jesus: Rediscovering the mission, identity and purpose of the church
by J. Todd Kingrea
You go to church for worship. You sing the songs. You drop your offering or tithe in the plate. You listen to the sermon. And you go home much the same as when you arrived. Maybe for you, the two hours you spend in church every week feels like two hours of your life wasted. Church is just an institutional ritual, far from the dynamic, prayerful, powerful church of the New Testament.