Commonwealth Policy Center

There’s an ongoing conversation about whether churches are essential, especially in a post-modern age where self-styled spirituality is the norm and objective truth is shunned. The church has long been considered the glue that holds the Christian community together. But not just the Christian community; a healthy society where human flourishing is possible. The church is still widely acknowledged as the place where men and women marry, children are raised, and at the end of life’s journey where life is celebrated. But what of all the living in between life and death? Church is the place where people sit under the teaching of God’s Word— and the place where the big questions are answered. And yes, the church is absolutely essential to any thriving community.