The Para-Church Organization is Dead

From: Volume I, Issue 1: Fall 1980 Pages 56-58

Abstract

The author traces the roots of para-church organizations and concludes that many of them have completed their usefulness. Para-church agencies, he says, must evaluate their relationship to the local church. He examines the Bible college movement, in particular, and outlines a plan for restructuring twenty-first century Bible colleges. Furthermore, he challenges para-church organization at large to recognize the primacy of the local church and to keep its ministries separate from those of the local church. In addition, he suggests that churches and local para-church ministries pool their resources to carry out a balanced program of instruction, worship, fellowship, and service.

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