What is your model of the church?

Thanks to Karen Ward for this reminder exercise! She says, “i fit well with where i am, as an emergent type within the ‘deep structure sacramental’ lutheran and anglican tribes.” For me …I would say, ” I think I fit well too then in our little Malaysian (not so sacramental) Lutheran tribe, then I’ve always been an Anglican admirer as well as appreciative of Roman Catholic spirituality, I am still Charismatic & evangelical friendly (even though at points a little bit more “post” *grin*), and of course, being part of the more “fluid and yet intentional” emergent conversation has been stimulating and liberating …” Then again perhaps I’m more focused on a centred-set view of church than a bounded-set view. Well .. it’s Monday today … day to just relax-lah! Oh .. and start working on my Biblio for my masters program.

You scored as Sacrament model. Your model of the church is Sacrament. The church is the effective sign of the revelation that is the person of Jesus Christ. Christians are transformed by Christ and then become a beacon of Christ wherever they go. This model has a remarkable capacity for integrating other models of the church.

Sacrament model

78%

Mystical Communion Model

72%

Servant Model

72%

Herald Model

67%

Institutional Model

33%

What is your model of the church? [Dulles]
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2 Responses to What is your model of the church?

  1. Kitty says:

    this is really interesting….according to the quiz, my model of the church is Herald. The organization of the church is much less important than the urgency of announcing the Good News of salvation to all the world. The Holy Spirit moves the individual to belief in Jesus Christ and to do the will of the Father by sharing this message with others.

    Here’s my results:
    Herald Model

    78%
    Mystical Communion Model

    78%
    Sacrament model

    61%
    Servant Model

    56%
    Institutional Model

    17%

  2. Sivin Kit says:

    Kitty ~ so far it seems that most people I know score the “Institutional” model lowest :-)I don’t think we are anti-organization but it’s more that mere maintaining structures (i,e, institutions) is not what we are about. I’m realistic enough to say “structures” when they are life-giving and serve beyond itself is still valuble (and even helpful), sadly often “structures” easily mutate and become self-serving (that’s where the warning signs come up!).

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