Seven Church Member Attitudes That Lead to the Death of Churches

April 16, 2019
Episode #528
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Autopsy of a Deceased Church highlighted 12 reasons churches die. This week, we are looking back at what we’ve learned in the five years since it was published and highlighting a new related video resource.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Corporate worship should be a priority and not just one activity option among many for church members on the weekend.
  • A self-centered attitude among church members is a main factor in church deaths.
  • Stay true to the Word no matter the cost.
  • An outward focus transforms the attitudes and culture of a church.

The seven attitudes we discuss are:

  1. The optional church attitude
  2. The self-centered attitude
  3. The diluted doctrine attitude
  4. The routine-as-idol attitude
  5. The consumer critique attitude
  6. The consumer embracing attitude
  7. The death-rather-than-give attitude

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

Rainer on Leadership is a member of the LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network


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