In the face of declining participation in traditional congregations, why are many religious leaders doubling down on the obligation card? Could it be an admission that their view of the New Testament community not compelling in its own right? After his appearance on Up For Debate on Moody Radio, Wayne has been drawn into ever-more conversations about why people are leaving traditional congregations and recognizing how the relationships between believers who go and those who don't is becoming increasingly hostile. He examines the twelve reasons some put forth as to why membership in a local congregation is mandatory for all and why it is based on a distorted view of Scripture and of his church in the world. He also shares more of his perspective that didn't get on the debate and why all of this is so important to help us define the true nature of Jesus' church in the world and participate freely in her reality in spite of those who seek to exclude us.
Up For Debate show on "Is Church Attendance Mandatory?"
Freeman's "Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters"
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