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Foundation of a Strong Congregation

The Bible is so practical.

Contemporary leadership writing emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining an organizational vision and mission to keep people moving in the same direction and generating institutional momentum.

In 2:1-2, Paul asks the members of the church at Philippi to do this very thing.

One of the most common criticisms I hear nonChristians level against the Church today is the huge number of denominations.

I don’t have a good response to this criticism. They’re right.

But an important first step in addressing this issue is applying these two verses to each individual congregation.

I’m fortunate to attend a church which has formalized Paul’s guidance and applied the latest organizational research to our leadership and membership structures.

It’s the first time I’ve experienced at a church the kind of unity in purpose that Paul requests. My church is a very special place with an effective outreach.

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