An institution can be defined as something that has been well known and established in place for a long time and that is influential in the community, or an established law, custom or practice.
The church as an institution has been in the society for a long time though the word “church” was adopted somewhere around the time of apostles between 34 AD and 70 AD according to Christianity and is mostly associated with religious gatherings. Religion has been there since there was mankind.
Since there was the church institution, it has continued to play some significant roles in the society that cannot be ignored and will continue to shape the society since the ancient world to the modern world. The influences of the church extends well beyond Christians, thus it is felt even among the Muslims, Hindus, Buddha people, Atheists etc considering the fact that Christianity is the largest religion in the world.
What are the major significances of the church institution in the society? Read on…