Francis Chan, former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA and author of the best-selling book Crazy Love, discusses four aspects concerning the mission of the church.
1. The Church is a family that loves one another.
2. The Church is determined to get the message of the good news of Jesus Christ to a world in need of a Savior.
3. The Church is focused on communion, prayer, and learning Scripture.
4. The Church equips leaders and instructs others how to serve the Lord.
I think Paul had the revelation of what the Church is about in His experience on the Damascus road-“Why are you persecuting Me”-Acts 22:7-8 Christ living in the people who follow Him and the people being conformed to Him.
Amen Sonny. Thanks for your comment. As the early church Father Tertullian once said, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed to the church.” As you mentioned, Scripture exhorts us not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. That can only happen when we have a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus and become born again by grace through faith in Him. God bless.