The family of God is where people should find lots of gospel, lots of safety and lots of time. In other words, the people in our churches need:
Multiple exposures to the happy news of the God from one end of tehBible to the other
The safety of non accusing sympathy so that they can admit tehir problems honestly and
Enough time to rethink their lives at a deep level, because people are complex and changing is not easy,
From the book "The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches Book 5)"