The Church of the Mid-21st Century

Ever since Pentecost, a short time after the ascension of Jesus, followers of Christ have been gathering together in his name to “…devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (ESV Acts 6:4)  They also distributed goods to those in need. (ESV Acts 6:1)  The early church met in homes and public spaces, and later, when Christianity became…