Eight Reasons Denominations Are Struggling

Episode #402
January 30, 2018
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Podcast Episode #402

We turn our attention to denominations today and examine eight reasons many of them are struggling.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Getting angry about your circumstances never accomplishes anything.
  • One major reason denominations boomed in the late 20th century was because they were reaching cultural Christians.
  • Infighting often causes denominations to make up a fight just to make sure there’s a fight going on.
  • Denominational infighting keeps the denomination from focusing on the Great Commission.
  • Statistics and numbers are a reflection of denominational reality.

The eight reasons for denominational struggle that we cover are:

  1. The common factor used to be theology
  2. Anger at change
  3. Holding on to the methods of the past
  4. Deflected blame
  5. Infighting
  6. Refusal to see reality
  7. Attempts to change with old wineskins
  8. Failure to see their clear purpose

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