Family and Church

This may not be a big issue for some of you, but for those who are interested, I just read a very helpful chapter on the relationship between the church and families.

You can read the chapter (13) online or buy the book.

Here is an excerpt, but I would encourage you to read the whole chapter

“While we share a deep conviction as to the importance of the family, we are committed to the biblical foundation for marriage and the family, and this includes a sound grasp of the New Testament teaching regarding the church. It is our tentative assessment that the family-integrated approach as defined below has elevated the family to an unduly high status that is unwarranted in light of the biblical teaching on the subject and that its view of the church as a “family of families” is not sufficiently supported by Scripture. We strongly urge the church to make families integral to the ministry of the church, supporting and strengthening them, but not in such a way that the New Testament teaching on the church is compromised or the family unduly elevated above the church. (p. 261)”

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