From church idols to church busyness, Thom and Sam discuss the major reasons why your church might be stuck. Sometimes the reason a church is stuck is that there is a fear of change, other times because of a bully. Listen in as Thom and Sam talk about the issues and potential solutions.
Reasons a church might be stuck:
- There is an idolatry of the past.
- Critics and bullies are holding the church hostage.
- The pastor has been burned in the past and fears leading change.
- The church likes evangelism in theory only.
- The church has become activity driven.
- The goal of fostering a church is to help them return to a state of independence.
- Trust that breaks down will eventually be detrimental to any relationship.
- Fostering is local churches helping local churches.
- God gave you a specific address for a specific reason. Loving your neighbor applies to people and churches.
- If leadership is not aligned, then you should not move forward.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- 2020 Micro Consultations
- Simple Church
- Zero-Based Church Scheduling Blog
- Zero-Based Church Scheduling Podcast
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