By now you are probably aware that the number of people who are self identifying as atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular” has skyrocketed from 16% in 2007 to 23% in 2014 as reported by the Pew Research Center (https://pewrsr.ch/1cUpSZ9).
Sure you are busy. Sure you have limited energy. Sure there are headwinds. Sure things get complicated and messy. Of course you can’t control everything. Naturally there are people and systems and structures that get in the way. Sure it
Don’t people know that this is assumed behavior for church members, not to mention disciples of Jesus? They are supposed to be in worship and Bible class! Then after they get that right they will prayerfully, hopefully, include other things
A pretty common challenge among churches has to do with the number of people in the pews on Sunday morning. In the words of a sainted mentor of mine from years ago, “there is more wood than people” meaning there
If you don’t want things to change then all you need is management. If you want things to change though, you need leadership. Yet do you want the kind of leadership where things blow up? Certainly not. We want healthy