Starter Questions About The Church

The following list is a compilation of eighteen starter questions to get you thinking about what distinguishes a church from a social club and how to know the difference between Biblical practices and cultural preferences. Remember that the answers given mean absolutely nothing if they are not backed by Scripture.

  1. Define church. What is it? When is it? Where is it?
  2. What do churches do and what is the Church supposed to do? Give examples.
  3. What in that list is Global and what is Local?
  4. What makes a church? And what distinguishes it from a social club?
  5. How does the Bible describe a local church?
  6. How do we do church? Give details.
  7. What in that list is Cultural and what is inherently Christian?
  8. How is a local church supposed to function? Order of Service? Leadership? ____?
  9. How do Christians in church interact with one another? Give examples.
  10. What in that list is Cultural and what is inherently Christian?
  11. How is church different today than in the NT and past generations?
  12. How has our idea of church been shaped by our culture? Basically, what comes to your mind when you think about church? Give examples.
  13. What in that list is Cultural and what is inherently Christian?
  14. What are the different roles that people have within the church? Give examples.
  15. What in that list is Cultural and what is inherently Christian?
  16. What about women in ministry? How can the ladies serve? Why?
  17. What about head coverings (1 Cor. 11:1-16)?
  18. Can someone be saved outside the church?

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