~ Are believing, repenting, baptizing, learning, loving, serving, and proclaiming the Gospel
~ Are under Christ’s Kingdom authority and headship influencing by example and overseeing the health of His Body
~ Are living to accomplish His mission of going, baptizing, teaching, establishing, equipping, empowering, and releasing
I don’t see the need to add any more “marks” of what the local church consists of, but if you have any to add, please do so in the comment section. Regardless, there are times when local churches are broken down, in disarray, or in disrepair. Normally the word “disrepair,” is attached to something mechanical. When a washing machine, car, or even a building is in disrepair, we call a repairman.
Since local churches are not mechanical and more organic in nature, a set of natural questions surface:
1. Do local churches in disrepair need repairmen?
2. Who are these repairmen? (repairpeople?)
3. What is their function, and how should they go about this repair business?
Is there anything wrong with someone who always seems to want to “fix” the church?