Podcast Episode #319
A recent post on the urgency needed in many churches struck a nerve with many readers. Today, we unpack that post and talk about nine much needed changes for many churches.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- We must be intentional about reaching people instead of depending on easy growth in the church.
- We cannot go into our holy huddles wanting church to be about ourselves.
- Comfort and stability when unchecked can often lead to entitlement in the church.
- Churches that have an entitlement mentality are churches who are already on the path to death.
- The intentionality about sharing the gospel has faded away in many churches.
- There are so many good things churches do to the neglect of the best things they could be doing.
- A church’s inward focus ultimately leads to inward fighting in the church.
The nine changes we discuss on the episode are:
- Churches must stop bemoaning the death of cultural Christianity.
- Churches must cease to see the church as a place of comfort and stability in the midst of rapid change.
- Churches must abandon the entitlement mentality.
- Churches must start doing evangelism.
- Churches must stop using biblical words in unbiblical ways.
- Churches must stop focusing on minors.
- Churches must stop shooting our own.
- Churches must stop wasting time in unproductive meetings, committees, and business sessions.
- Churches must become houses of prayer.
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