Why Does Fellowship Seem a Little Different from Other Churches? Simple: the universal truth: “Form Follows Function.”
What?! What does “Form Following Function” got to do with being a church?
Everything! One doesn't drink coffee out of a bathtub, or take a bath in a coffee cup. One doesn't use a nail to pound a hammer into two pieces of wood in order to bind the two pieces of wood together. One drinks coffee out of a coffee cup. One takes a bath in a bathtub. One uses a hammer to pound a nail into two blocks of wood to bind them together.
Ponder how even with respect to something as simple as footwear “form still follows function.” Who wants to run or play sports in high heels? Or trudge miles in the snow in your slippers? Or swim with fishing waders on? Or fight fires while wearing swimming fins (now that would be
Typically in life, forms are designed, or take a particular shape, for a particular purpose or function.
Thus as it is true in life, so it is in the church. And if God did create the church for a specific purpose, understanding that purpose or function might just enlighten or heighten our church experience. At Fellowship we believe our purpose, our function as a church, is to create an environment that encourages Christ-like Spiritual growth.
Now, while forms may change from generation to generation, a church’s function remains constant. A biblically-directed, well-purposed church might just be the godly vessel, tool or form that man has been searching for to have a meaningful and well-lived life—a life that honors and pleases our Creator and Redeemer?
For more on Fellowship’s purpose see our “The Fellowship’s Purpose” page and “The Spiritual Growth Bridge” page.
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