A church leader once remarked to me “property is power.“ I believe he was trying to give me advice. He struggled with a church the concept of a christ-community that had no building… a Christ-community that encouraged it’s members (a term I’ll use loosely) to resource local charities and initiatives.
Our practice is our theology.
If we truly believe ‘church is people’ rather than a building then our ministries must reflect that
Our (church) finances must similarly organized.
Our church models must embody that.
Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world”
He said “Go and find people of peace” to host you.
Unfortunately we are more like Cain, who, in being told to wander the world built himself a city.