‘If our people are to become disciples who walk in the power of the Spirit, and demonstrate the transformational power of the gospel in their lives, they need a model of church that supports and encourages them to become part of God’s redemptive story.
They need a church that meets their deep need for community, while providing opportunity to find their own purpose within the bigger purpose of the church family. Most importantly, they need a church that models discipleship and expects them to participate and grow spiritually.
It turns out that this alternative model of church already has an impressive track record. It is the picture of church that we find throughout the New Testament—a church that is not primarily a ritual-keeping institution, but a family on a mission together.’
Redemptive Family, pg 13-14