Six Warning Signs That a Church Has a Problem with Entitlement Mentality

March 31, 2017
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Podcast Episode #315

Entitlement is a real problem in many churches. So today, we discuss warning signs you might see in a church that has a problem with entitlement mentality.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • The pervasive force affecting the Millennial generation is entitlements.
  • We are living in an entitled atmosphere, and it’s affecting our churches.
  • One of the ways the church can be counter cultural is by having a non-entitled mentality.
  • Don’t assume that everyone in your new member class is already a Christian.
  • Every church membership class should be a gospel conversation.
  • Service in the church is one antidote to entitlement in the church.
  • Many times, entitled leaders seek out places of influence in the church.
  • Leaders who put off difficult decisions become leaders with even more difficult decisions.
  • You will feel a lot more pain down the road if you avoid making difficult decisions when needed.

The six warning signs we discuss are:

  1. Failure to state clearly the expectations of church membership on the front end.
  2. Failure to make certain as possible that members are Christians.
  3. Seeking numerical growth at all costs.
  4. Failure to remind the congregation regularly what it means to be a part of the body of Christ.
  5. Allowing the most entitled members into positions of key leadership in the church.
  6. Failure to deal with difficult issues.

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