It’s an enormous task, one that extends far beyond the reach and resources of the local church. It’s a task that requires Christians to organize together into a broad range of ministries—often called ‘parachurch ministries’.
But, sadly, even using the word ‘parachurch’ can set pulses racing: the relationships between churches and other ministries over the years have not always been entirely smooth. So how can churches and parachurches think about and relate to each other well? How can they encourage and support one another for the growth of the gospel and the glory of God? These are vital issues that require fresh, biblical thought in every generation.
Pastor and parachurch leader Mikey Lynch’s deep reflections on this topic will help leaders and members of all types of ministries, whether church or parachurch, to think wisely and constructively not only about their own work, but also the wider ‘vine movement’ of which they are just one part.