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:
- Those with shallow roots.
- Those that are self-entitled.
- Those that are negatively critical.
- Those that are ignorantly idolatrous.
- Those that are evangelistically anemic.
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