Podcast Episode #259
Dying churches is a frequent topic on the blog. Today, we discuss four specific models of churches that can be considered on a path to death.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Without the centrality of Scripture, you don’t really have a church.
- The natural tendency of a Christian or a Church is to drift away from Scripture.
- If you look in the mirror and ask the right questions, you will get a dose of reality.
- There’s a big difference in a country club and a church.
- The country club church is pervasive in western culture.
- Church business meetings are typically a time of dread for pastors and staff.
- A “Bad Words Church” ultimately becomes a toxic church.
- A lot of churches are metaphorically burning down, and no one is yelling “FIRE!”
The four types of dying churches we discuss are:
- The Ex-Bible Church
- The Country Club Church
- The Bad Words Church
- The Ex-Community Church
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