Centered-set II

I like the language of being “centered set.” Here’s a brief description I found on 

As we have seen, Wimber’s commitment was strongly evangelical, and, at the same time, surprisingly open. He described the fellowship of Vineyard churches sociologically as “centered set,” that is, with Christ as the center. Faith in him held the whole together. This contrasts with churches that are “bounded set,” where issues such as eschatology, cultural habits, or liturgical forms define the fellowship. For example, a Calvary Chapel pastor must believe in the “pre-tribulation rapture of the church.” Wimber rejected such careful eschatological defining for his movement. 


Marc A. Pitman

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