What would it look like? What kind of preaching, singing, ministry, atmosphere, attitude, philosophy, etc... would it have? You might answer it this way, "It would be a church where _________________________________." I don't mean in a perfect world, btw- I mean a perfect church in an IMPERFECT world. And I don't mean a church full of perfect people- I mean a church with the perfect philosophy of ministry. I'll get us started: It would be a church where Christ-centered, expository preaching is tremendously valued and at the pinnacle of what we do. It would be a church where people build close relationships with one another, eating at one another's houses, going to concerts and movies together, etc... It would be a church where you could have a beer- maybe not AT church but with church members out and about knowing that the body is mature enough to know that moderation, not abstinence, is the key and that God has made such things for us to enjoy together. It would be a church that believes it exists to make disciples of the nations and holds itself firmly accountable for how effective it is in pursuing that task. I have other characteristics but what about you? What do you think a "perfect church" in this age looks like?