Chris Martin, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is a social media facilitator at LifeWay Christian Resources, an M.Div. student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a blogger at MillennialEvangelical.com, and a regular contributor for the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, MyFaithRadio, and other publications. He and his wife Susie live in Nashville, Tennessee. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisMartin17.
Your church is broken because it’s made up of broken people, including yourself. Abandoning the local church is only acceptable under a few extreme circumstances. Other than in certain circumstances, the people of God have the responsibility to sacrificially love their local churches as Jesus has.