This Sunday @ Gleason–new series, “Set in order: the Church as it should be.”

Should the church  be more like a hospital, a school, a corner bar or a shopping mall?

Actually, that’s not for us to decide. But every model imaginable has been suggested.

Starting this Sunday, we return to the original blueprint, the New Testament, to see how we’re measuring up to the original idea. Paul left a protege, Titus to “set in order” what remained unfinished at the church on the island of Crete.

What kinds of things “complete” a church that is “lacking” (the word used in Titus 1:5)?

I hear all kinds of things. There is no end to the opinions people have about what makes a “really good church.” But our personal thoughts about the church do not always square with the values we read in the original blueprints of Scripture.

Sunday, July 31 at our Gleason campus we begin looking at Paul’s short letter to Titus to understand what he said about the church “set in order.”

“I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order…”