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Friday, April 14, 2017

Nine Changes Churches Must Make Or Die - Rainer on Leadership #319

Thom S. Rainer​ clearly and emphatically hits it out of the park with this podcast! The insight, the points made and the true implications for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are a 'perfect bullseye'!

We the church NEED to heed what is spoken of here and today make the changes needed to insure our children have not fallen away from not only having heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but desire to listen and learn and lead the charge behind His banner of GRACE, MERCY and LOVE!!!

Nine Changes Churches Must Make Or Die - Rainer on Leadership #319

April 14, 2017 3 Comments

Nine Changes Churches Must Make Or Die – Rainer on Leadership #319

Podcast Episode #319

Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe         Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe        

Nine Changes Churches Must Make Or Die           Nine Changes Churches Must Make Or Die          

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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:

  1. Churches must stop bemoaning the death of cultural Christianity.
  2. Churches must cease to see the church as a place of comfort and stability in the midst of rapid change.
  3. Churches must abandon the entitlement mentality.
  4. Churches must start doing evangelism.
  5. Churches must stop using biblical words in unbiblical ways.
  6. Churches must stop focusing on minors.
  7. Churches must stop shooting our own.
  8. Churches must stop wasting time in unproductive meetings, committees, and business sessions.
  9. Churches must become houses of prayer.

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