Change or Die…The Five Types of Dying Churches

July 5, 2016
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Podcast Episode #239


We cover a recent blogpost on warning signs for dying churches.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • These are signs of churches that are not just unhealthy but that are dying.
  • If a church does not have strong theological roots, it’s not really a church—it’s a civic club.
  • Unfortunately, good pastors and staff from all over are emotionally and verbally beaten up by church members.
  • Criticism is the great distraction to the Great Commission.
  • Most evangelistic churches in the past were program-based. The programs have since stopped.
  • If something does not change, we could see nearly 100,000 close in the next 10 years.
  • Is your church getting close to any of these markers of dying churches?

The five types of dying churches we cover today are:

  1. Those with shallow roots.
  2. Those that are self-entitled.
  3. Those that are negatively critical.
  4. Those that are ignorantly idolatrous.
  5. Those that are evangelistically anemic.

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