Unexpected mission field
Wherever the body of Christ meets is called “church,” and it can be anywhere. But the Bible clearly calls for structure because without it, we crumble. God wants pastors, elders, and deacons, and he wants us to devote ourselves to their teaching. He wants us to respect, submit to, and show confidence in our authorities in the church. He wants us to “come together as a church” and “behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.” This structure – in traditional churches, tent churches, house churches – leads to wells dug, people loved, kids cared for, and so much more in God’s grand plan of redemption.