BEST OF: You Don’t Need a Building to Be the Church

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While modern churches tend to be very dependent on physical buildings, it hasn't always been that way. Much like early Christians, the modern church needs to find new ways to reach people exactly where they are. This week, Times Square Church Pastor Tim Dilena joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the way that God is bringing the church full circle.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • The shutdowns that churches faced during the pandemic were a dress rehearsal for what is coming and taught us what it means to be the church without a building.

  • Pastor Tim Dilena foresees churches getting shut out of social media, fined, losing their charity status, and eventually doors being chained shut.

  • God often accompanies persecution with miracles, signs, and wonders.

  • The church will need to discern which battles to fight with culture and government.

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About Tim Dilena

Tim Dilena is senior pastor of Times Square Church. He is the third senior pastor since the founding of the church by David Wilkerson in 1987.

Pastor Tim attended Baylor University, Wayne State University and Moody Bible Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Finance and has taken extended studies in apologetics at Oxford University in England.

He travels extensively with Gary Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz speaking at pastor conferences globally for World Challenge, the ministry founded by David Wilkerson, and sits on its board of directors.

Tim and his wife, Cindy, have four children, Christian, Anna, Grace and Lauryn.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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