Ontogeny is the process of an individual organism growing organically.
Thinking of the church as an organization goes against the living and growing organism God intended.
We understand the need to care for, protect, provide, and strengthen plants, animals, and human life because they are organisms that are alive, and proper growth only occurs when we practice the right care.
How much more so would God want us to demonstrate the same toward His church?
Even if we never see the word “ontogeny” again, let us practice the necessary areas to produce growth of the one organism that required the life of Jesus.