“With every generation, the church is in danger of extinction. There may be no church after the deaths of living Christians: those things that demonstrate what it means to be a Christian are always one generation from loss unless they are renewed by those who come next. Christian living, worship, the regard for Scripture, the demonstration of reading it – these are all practiced in partial view of the fact that those who will learn them today will teach them to others tomorrow. If there are no more learners, tomorrow will be absent the church of God.”
– Craig Hovey, To Share in the Body, pp. 29-30.