Six Statements That Could Kill a Church

January 20, 2017
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When you hear these statements often as a pastor, you should be concerned. These statements are often lead indicators of church death.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Evangelism should be an outgrowth of who we are in Jesus Christ.
  • Evangelism is not necessarily a program or technique. It should be a way of life.
  • When we give money as an offering to our church, we are saying “This is God’s money.”
  • Churches should focus on meeting true needs, not catering to member preferences.
  • Threats to withhold tithes and offerings are a personal attack on the church staff.
  • Change has always happened in churches, but now change is happening more rapidly.
  • Every generation needs to ask “What can I do to serve the Body of Christ?”

The six statements that can kill a church which we cover today are:

  1. “We pay our pastor to do evangelism.”
  2. “Without our money, this church would be in trouble.”
  3. “This church is not meeting my needs.”
  4. “We pay the salary of the pastor and staff, so they should listen to us.”
  5. “We will let the next generation deal with change.”
  6. “I was here years before the pastor came; I’ll be here years after he’s gone.”

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