The Purpose of the Church


The purpose of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, that is, to put skin around Christian doctrine–not that we might be walking theology texts, but that the truth of the gospel, in all its radiant and glorious splendor, in all its life-transforming implications, in all its delightful and fulfilling detail, might come alive in us to the glory of God the Father and his incarnate Son. What individual, having once come alive to that vision, could ever again be content to live for anything else? ~Donald T. Williams; Touchstone Magazine, Sept/Oct 2016