It may seem like a no-brainer that every congregation is God’s Church. This is not always true from the perception of congregational participants. They often refer to the congregation as being their congregation. Therefore, future choices need to follow the guidelines of how their church is intended to operate.
This becomes a significant challenge when the congregation faces issues of needed transformation that pit what God would have them do against what they culturally and emotionally want to and are willing to do. The only answer that will suffice is to reaffirm their congregation is God’s church.