I invite you to draw a line in the sand with me.
10 Dangers of Denial in Dying Churches
I invite you to declare that, from this moment forward, you simply refuse to go through the motions and play church. You hereby refuse to help your church gracefully into the grave. I invite you to join me in refusing, ever again, to lead a dying church. More often than not, folks begin to expect this of us.
After several years of ministering to decline, it begins to change us, to warp us. We can become ministers of death rather than life.
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Our major expenditures of of time go toward tinkering with institutional and pastoral concerns in order to manage the decline. Our fund-raising efforts go largely to integrate the latest technology and architectural design into a house largely empty of people under the age of forty.
Or we may simply pour ourselves into another mission project, perhaps related to an issue of social justice in a faraway place — and do nothing to lead the church God has sent us to lead. We do not design such ministry as part of a larger strategy of relationship building that will draw the neighbors and us together in partnership and authentic spiritual community.
Overview The author coaches pastors and churches of many denominations across North America, with a special interest in new church development and multi-site congregations in urban areas. The commitment to lead healthy, growing spiritual movements is what this book is all about.
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