Prof. John Stackhouse has posted about The Parachurch: A parasite? If you’re part of what might commonly be called a ‘para-church organisation’ (as we are) it makes helpful reading.
I like this re-definition which follows some important thoughts about the role of such groups and their relationship with the wider church:
“… such groups clearly are Christ’s Church mobilized and active in worthy pursuits. Thus the term “parachurch” really won’t do. I suggest instead the term “paracongregational.”
[via Jordan Cooper]