When Christ said that He will build His church, He intended to use living stones, people who’ve been hewed from different families. However, on this side of eternity, these stones may tend to friction together, hence, in order to ensure that all these families function properly in the family, it’s imperative for a local church to come up with a strategy which will enable all these families exhibit the one true family Christ desires. In this article, I’ll try to come up with a guideline that a church may use.
As a church, we trust God we’ll help us to use these various means in order to facilitate communion within the church family, however, we should be aware not to use these methods pragmatically as they can easily turn into ‘works righteousness’. Instead, we should arm these in reliance to God as He has promised mold us and thus trust Him in His work of sanctification.