Podcast Episode #295
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:
- “We pay our pastor to do evangelism.”
- “Without our money, this church would be in trouble.”
- “This church is not meeting my needs.”
- “We pay the salary of the pastor and staff, so they should listen to us.”
- “We will let the next generation deal with change.”
- “I was here years before the pastor came; I’ll be here years after he’s gone.”
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