Podcast Episode #315
Entitlement is a real problem in many churches. So today, we discuss warning signs you might see in a church that has a problem with entitlement mentality.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- The pervasive force affecting the Millennial generation is entitlements.
- We are living in an entitled atmosphere, and it’s affecting our churches.
- One of the ways the church can be counter cultural is by having a non-entitled mentality.
- Don’t assume that everyone in your new member class is already a Christian.
- Every church membership class should be a gospel conversation.
- Service in the church is one antidote to entitlement in the church.
- Many times, entitled leaders seek out places of influence in the church.
- Leaders who put off difficult decisions become leaders with even more difficult decisions.
- You will feel a lot more pain down the road if you avoid making difficult decisions when needed.
The six warning signs we discuss are:
- Failure to state clearly the expectations of church membership on the front end.
- Failure to make certain as possible that members are Christians.
- Seeking numerical growth at all costs.
- Failure to remind the congregation regularly what it means to be a part of the body of Christ.
- Allowing the most entitled members into positions of key leadership in the church.
- Failure to deal with difficult issues.
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