Jon Zens: Institutional Vs. Organic Church – Part 8

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Jon Zens and Kenny Russell discuss organic church and our shared life in Christ…

[Part 8 of a 14-part series]

Show: Gottalife Radio
Full Podcast: Capture The Moment – A Church Building Every 1/2 Mile with Jon Zens
Date: 3/9/09
Host: Kenny Russell
Guest: Jon Zens



Jon Zens

 We’re made to function together as a body; Whatever the form may take, which should be minimal, should be the result of life flowing out of people, not the result of an assumption; We are the church, we are the ekklesia, we are in Christ, we have His life; Organic means life–it’s not synthetic, it’s not something that’s unnatural–it’s something that comes from the Holy Spirit’s regenerating power in people and bringing them to life in Christ, and then that’s where things start; How Christians meet together (in light of the New Testament) should be characterized by a minimal organization–the emphasis should be on the life of the people, and whatever form there is, should be only there to enable the functioning of the people, not to stifle it or to direct it