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:
- The optional church attitude
- The self-centered attitude
- The diluted doctrine attitude
- The routine-as-idol attitude
- The consumer critique attitude
- The consumer embracing attitude
- The death-rather-than-give attitude
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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