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Topic: This week, you have been studying the significance of the church as the body of Christ. In chapter 9 of Core Christianity, you read about what the church is supposed to look like within society. Some people have said that Christians, both individually and corporately, are not an accurate representation of Christ. On page 108 of Core Christianity, Elmer Towns asks the questions, “What is it about local churches that so many misunderstand Christianity? What can churches do to become a better reflection of Christianity?” Then, he provides a brief answer to these questions on page 109. Keeping this context in mind, respond to the following prompt: Provide 2 or 3 specific and practical steps Christians can take to help the church to reflect Christ better within their community/culture. Explain why you think the steps you have provided will help to change the perception of the church within society. Include at least 2 quotes from your assigned reading to support your points.