Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes brilliantly challenges the institutional church to consider its life cycle and purpose, not as an immortal institution shaped around a particular pastor or leader, but perhaps as a larger historical Body - a living, breathing movement centered in the Resurrected Christ. In that sense, the church will always continue forward even if some of its local institutions need to die in order to experience new life for a new generation.
"What would it look like if we stopped fighting institutional death? If we instead embraced the idea that every ministry is designed to serve a people in a particular context at a particular point in time and that when that context no longer exists, we should plan for burial?" Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
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