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It’s Over for the Church What I did say is that unless significant shifts occur in attitudes and practices, the institutional church in North America is in deep trouble – an it should be, because it has lost its mission We Need a Postmodern Church The reason to get in touch with the culture is not [...]
The first Reformation was about freeing the church. The new Reformation is about freeing God’s people from the church (the institution). Congregations that identify with individual beievers’ values are the ones who stand to win. Wrong Question: How Do We Turn Members into Ministers? This myopic [...]
Wrong Question: How Do We Grow This Church? (How Do We Get Them to Come to Us?) Tough Question: How Do We Transform Our Community? (How Do We Hit the Streets with the Gospel?)
Recently, I read a very thought-provoking book that my friend Tom recommended to me. The book is called The Present Future by Reggie McNeil, and it offered some very good insights into what we, as the church, should be all about. My church is more "missional" than others I know of, but like many things there is always room for improvement. I think there are still FAR too many people that believe our church is the building where we come to sing songs, hear a good message, and chat with some friends/acquaintances. That is NOT what Jesus started, and he's called us to so much more.