How should we understand the Church? What were our Savior's intentions when he commissioned the apostles to preach the gospel and baptize believers? While most Christians agree upon essential areas of doctrine, there are increasingly different opinions relating to organized religion. Dr. Covert examines the contemporary church within the context of New Testament teachings. He challenges us to ponder our concept of the Church and its mission. According to the author, Christians are influenced by how they understand the teachings and purpose of their faith. He contends that the true Church is a mystical body that impacts the world with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.