101 Ways To Build A Church
In The Beginning
The genesis of building a place of worship must find its birth in location. And it is not always found on the inside of four walls. I have visited many churches in Asia that do not even have walls; some even lack a roof, but people still come together and worship.
Whether it is the world we live in today, or that of some two thousand years ago, we just have to think outside of the box. New Testament Christians often met in a person’s home or even on a hillside. That said, a church can be digital too. Yes, online churches serve a purpose; although traditionalists will argue that an online church is not operating in accordance with the Scriptures. Oh, really? We will take a more in depth look at such thinking later on the book, but first things first.
Let’s us begin by considering that a group of believers who desire to construct a physical building as a place for them to meet and worship. You may have noticed that I did not refer to the building as the Church, because according to the Scriptures a body of believers is the Church. The Church (is a who) and the building (is a where). The Scriptures neither contain verses instructing a body of believers to build a physical structure in which to worship, nor do they prohibit the construction of one. Honestly, many of the problems within Christianity could be solved easily if people would cease to follow after tradition and begin to faithfully adhere to the Words of God. The Scriptures are the blueprints for living a life pleasing to God, not man-made rules, regulations or traditions, which usurp the authority and intent of the Scriptures. If your group of believers chooses to build, buy or rent a physical structure in which to meet and worship, then please do so, but do not condemn others who may choose differently.
Remember, we have explicit instructions that are found within the Scriptures: And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
(1 Corinthians 12:5-6)