What's the point of Church?

Audio recording of my seminar talk on 'What's the point of church' at the VCUKI national leaders conference this past week.

Over the last 20 years one of the fastest growing groups of Christians are those who have given up on church. If you are a church leader and pastor, you likely have people regularly asking you why do we bother with Church? Do we really need Sunday services, buildings, church programmes etc? Surely its better to be into Jesus and stop being so obsessed with the church?

This seminar explores how we got to this place, where doing and being church has become detached from knowing and following Jesus. We’ll look at how most of the reasons people give for not needing church are actually part of the problem. We’ll look at why the church is vital to anyone knowing and following Jesus and how we can respond with confidence to this greatest of challenges.