Today I wouldn’t be shocked, but I was then. I was committing my life to the organized church as an expression of living out the Christian life. I haven’t changed my mind! The church is the primary means for the gathering of the Christian community. The church is where spiritual gifts are practiced, believers go into the world, The church is God’s idea for the purpose of loving one another, learning who Jesus is, encouraging one another, accountability…. The mission of the church is still to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others and to provide a place where disciples gather to serve Christ by serving others.