Churchless Believers: Searching for mystery, not the mission of church

There is a difference between ‘church work’ and ‘the work of the church’. For many churchless believers, they are weary of the ‘busyness of churchwork’ and hungry to engage the mystery of the ‘work of the church’. The ‘work of the church’ is found in the mission activities of serving the poor, being advocates for the homeless, abused, disillusioned and seekers of God. There is certainly value in this activity. Some churchless believers have moved from the activities due to a hunger for the mystery of ‘how God works in and through believers engaged in the mission activities’. Others declare, “I’m not burned out, just tired of getting burned in church.”

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