Chapter 10 – Analyzing An Existing Christian Organization

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Explain what an analysis of a Christian organization includes.
  • Identify purposes for analyzing a Christian organization.
  • Analyze an existing Christian organization.
  • Use the results of your analysis to help the organization fulfill its unique purpose in God’s plan.

INTRODUCTION

All true believers who are born again are part of the one true Church which is called the Body of Christ:

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body… (I Corinthians 12:13)

(John 3 describes this experience of being “born again” by the Spirit.)

This “Body of Christ” or Church has been organized in different ways throughout the world. There are many local churches, mission agencies, denominations, fellowships, and Christian service organizations. These various organizations have been developed to better fulfill the purposes of the Church at a local level. In this lesson you will learn how to analyze such Christian organizations.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.