WHAT IS THE CHURCH: Discipleship or evangelism
What is the Church and who is the Church for? Do we disciple or evangelise? Well both. The role of the Church is to draw the unchurched to Jesus (evangelism) and then grow the Believers to maturity in Christ (discipleship). The Church is therefore for all people; Jews and Gentiles, as we see in Acts 15 at the council of Jerusalem. It is also for the insiders and the unchurched as we see in 1 Corinthians 14:22–25 where Paul encourages the Church at Corinth to be sensitive to the inquirers among them at Church gatherings ensuring that the service and the gospel presentation is relatable to the outsider that their heart may be convicted and their life transformed.