Podcast Episode #343
Stability is often a goal for churches. Unfortunately stable churches are often stagnant churches. So when we talk about stable churches today, it’s in that context. And there are five reasons that can be a very bad thing for a church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Stable doctrine can be good thing. Stagnant ministry is not.
- A stagnant church is not a church on mission.
- Comfort is often the enemy of obedience.
- For too many church members, the extent of their missions involvement is just giving money.
- One of the biggest mistakes churches make is not being intentional about starting new groups.
- If you’re not creating new groups, your church is likely inwardly focused.
- Being a part of a local church means making a commitment to focus on others.
The five points we cover are:
- A stable church is not a church on mission.
- Comfort is the enemy of obedience.
- Stable churches are not reaching their communities.
- Stable churches do not create new groups.
- Members of stable churches want the focus to be on their preferences.
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