A Tool to Give You an Idea Where Your Church Is Headed in the Future

Episode #612
February 4, 2020
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Chuck Lawless from the Church Answers team joins us to talk about an exciting new tool created by Southeastern Seminary. The Church Future Indicator is a free tool everyone will want to get ahold of. The tool is helpful and gives great insight into where your church is headed.


  1. A tool meant to be a motivator, not a discourager
  2. The need for churches to face reality
  3. The need for churches to have hope and solutions
  4. Hint #1: The Primacy of Prayer
  5. Hint #2: The Great Commission Is Still Great

Other Highlights:

  • A church cannot turnaround until they are ready to face reality.
  • The Church Future Indicator tool helps churches see hope for the future.
  • Praying churches are led by praying pastors.
  • It is a sin to be good when God has called us to be great.
  • The Great Commission is still great.

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