I have been reading Bonhoeffer on the nature of the church. He talks about the role of the church in not trying to demand space within the world in and off its own accord. Rather the nature of the church is to proclaim there is a God who has reconciled himself to the world and that therefore it is the world whom God loves through Christ. The church should not and cannot fight for its own space in of of its own identity. Rather its within the world the church is to proclaim Christ.
This means then that the role of church and therefore us as Christians in society is not to dominate society and by doing so turn society away from Christ. Rather our calling is to be feet washing servants who serve within a society that know’s not Christ so that they will come not to only know Christ; they will see Christ in action.