What is the task of the local church in regard to evangelism? The author looks at three aspects of church life: worship, fellowship, and witnessing.
What is the calling and task of the church? This author maintains that it is threefold: to worship the Lord, to equip the saints, and to witness to the world.
What characterizes a healthy church? In this article David Murray identifies and describes six marks of a healthy church: divinity, veracity, purity, charity, equity, and diversity.
What is the church for? The author looks at this question and answers it by stating that the church is for God, the church is for the world and the church is for people. The church should help people to have a Christian mind, a Christian lifestyle, support them for living the Christian life, and give them opportunities to serve.
The Old Testament prophesied a time when nations will be part of the kingdom of God. This paper explores how 1 Corinthians and other New Testament examples present these prophecies as fulfilled in local church gatherings today, including worship. Since the purpose of church gatherings is to praise and to edify, this has implications for the church in reaching to those outside the church.
What exactly is the mission of the church? This article suggests there are three aspects: the church exists to glorify God, build up the saints, and evangelize the world.