The church must be in the real world, and we can best understand the work of the laymen in the church if we see laymen as a chaplaincy into the world at large. The real world out there is where the church belongs. A layman does not leave the church when he walks out of the building. He is a part of the church, and he must carry Christ into his vocation, into his family, into every aspect of his life. So the role of the layman in the church is as a chaplaincy to the world. Every man in scripture is an elder over his family.
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