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Whatever happened to the local church?

I entered ministry with a vision shared by many in my generation. It was a vision of the local church, and the local church being actually local.

Comment John Benton
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I’m a Grace Baptist, but the basic concept of the Anglican parish system has much to commend it. The idea was of a good proportion, if not the majority, of the church members living in and committed to the area around the church building – within walking distance. Being part of the community, Christians can be a presence in the community and influence the community for good and for Christ.