Online Topic Sample

What is a church?

Welcome to the Myriad Online Learning Platform. On this page you have access to some of our sample online learning for individuals and teams that are progressing through the learning pathway.

There are five stages and in each stage we have an in-person gathering that covers a particular subject area. Following this, we encourage participants to invest some of their time in our online learning to help deepen their understanding, strengthen their leadership and support their actions.

About this topic

This activity explores the question: what is a church? It considers the question from a historical, Scriptural, and then local perspective and finally weighs some recent developments in terms of what the Church may look like today and in the years to come.

The activities can be done in any order and enjoyed in a team or alone.


At then end of this topic you should have:

  • A better understanding of the breadth of what is meant by the term Church or new church community.
  • Some insights into f the reasons why the understanding of Church is broadening.
  • A developing idea of what your new church community may look like in terms of Church and how it fits into the bigger picture