The priority for the establishment of local church fellowships is seen all throughout the New Testament. It is clear in God’s Word that the world needs churches in every place where there are people.
Paul said in Titus 1:5, “This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you.” For the gospel to be able to penetrate all the urban areas in Crete, there needed to be at least one church in every region. The church was the delivery system God planned to use to deliver truth to that island.
We see in Paul’s missionary activity that he did not share the gospel with people and then leave them to fend for themselves. Instead, he established churches. He formed assemblies, trained up their leaders, appointed elders and overseers and then moved on to repeat the process in the next city. Paul was not just wanting converts. He was passionate about starting up Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, disciple-making churches.
The church is vital to you and you are a vital part of the church. This blog is intended to be a place where we can share ideas about how to best connect with your local church in order to show your love for Jesus as you show love for His people.