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REED30N MWF 4:30-5:30PM

Rebelyn A. Abillon
BSECE-2
Sept. 2, 2015

Models of the Church


Model
1. Church as
Institution
-

Hierarchical
constitution of
the church. The
church is
structured in its
local modality.
Local church has
an identity of its
own.

Apostolic Period
Luke 22:31-34
Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to
sift all of you as wheat. But I have
prayed for you, Simon that your faith
may not fail. And when you have
turned back, strengthen your
brothers. But he replied, Lord, I
am ready to go with you to prison
and to death. Jesus answered, I
tell you, Peter, before the rooster
crows today, you will deny three
times that you know me.

Present
Church

Matt 16:18
And I tell you that you are Peter,
and on this rock I will build my
Church, and the gates hell will not
overcome it.

2. Church as
Communion
-

The Church is
united by our
common
practices and is
composed of
people of faith
who are unified
by their
engagement in
Gods Spirit
through Christ

3. Church as
Sacrament
-

The church is a
visible sign of
Gods loving
presence in the
world. It is the
distinct sign of
the Grace of
Christ in the
Christian
population.

4. Church as Herald

John 15:5
I am the vine; ayou are the
branches. Whoever abides in me and
I in him, he it is that bbears much
fruit, for apart from me you can do
nothing.

Acts 20:7
And on the first day of the week,
when we were gathered together to
break bread.

Acts 2:38

Peter replied, "Repent and be


baptized, every one of you, in the
name of Jesus Christ for the
forgiveness of your sins. And you
will receive the gift of the Holy
Spirit.

Matthew 18:20
Jesus said, "Where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there
am I in the midst of them"

Mark 1:15

The hierarchy
of the Church
starts from
the Pope,
Cardinals,
Archbishops,
Bishops,
Priests,
Deacons and
the Laity.
The Pope is
the temporal
leader
and
spiritual
pastor of the
Catholic
Church.
There are
prayer
meetings and
organizations
in many
places that
gather
together for
their faith in
God.
Every Sunday,
we attend the
Holy mass and
strengthen
the bond as a
family
A man and a
woman
are
bounded
together by a
sacred
marriage.
Every Catholic
must receive
first
the
sacrament of
baptism.
The church

The tasks of the


church are the
proclamation
and preaching of
the Gospel,
spreading Gods
word and
proclaim the
Good News.

5. Church as
Servant
-

It stresses the
active
participation of
the lay people.
To partake with
the laity and
laymen and
serve others not
only self benefit.

6. Church as
community of
Disciples
-

Follow
completely the
footprints of
Jesus. As a
community, we
should follow his
teachings and
actions

The time has come, he said. The


kingdom of God has come near.
Repent and believe the good news!

Acts 6-7
Stephen was chosen as one the
Deacons. He is a man full of Gods
grace and power and performed
great wonders among the people. He
spread Gods Word and then because
of opposition was stoned to death.
He became the first martyr.

John 13:5
After that, he poured water into a
basin and began to wash his
disciples feet, drying them with the
towel that was wrapped around
him.

John 13:3-5

"Jesus knew that the Father had put


all things under his power, and that
he had come from God and was
returning to God;4 so he got up from
the meal, took off his outer clothing,
and wrapped a towel around his
waist.5 After that, he poured water
into a basin and began to wash his
disciples feet, drying them with the
towel that was wrapped around
him.

Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought
him to Antioch. So for a whole year
Barnabas and Saul met with the
church and taught great numbers of
people. The disciples were called
Christians first at Antioch.

Acts 2:42-47
They devoted themselves to the
apostles teaching and to fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and to
prayer. Everyone was filled with awe

proclaims the
words of God
through the
Gospel and
Homily during
the mass.
Through the
Church,
Cardinal Avery
Dulles was
able publish
and spread
the 6 models
of the Church.
He acted as a
messenger to
inform the
people about
the Models of
the Church.
There
are
missions
happening
around
the
world in far of
places.
Those who are
rich
try
to
lend a hand to
the needy.

There
are
diferent
programs
of
the
church
that
discuss
the teachings
of Christ.
The
Vatican
has started a
mission
that
would
send
missionaries
to
start
evangelizing
China.

at the many wonders and signs


performed by the apostles. All the
believers were together and had
everything in common. They sold
property and possessions to give to
anyone who had need. Every day
they continued to meet together in
the temple courts. They broke
bread in their homes and ate
together with glad and sincere
hearts, praising God and enjoying
the favor of all the people. And the
Lord added to their number daily
those who were being saved.

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