Why Church Autopsies Are Important

Episode #278
December 1, 2022
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Mark and Thom delve into the painful issue of examining why churches died. They do so that future deaths might be prevented. They also show how churches today can move to health rather than death.

  • Every church is moving either toward a more vibrant life or toward death.
  • Most dying churches are in denial (an issue we will unpack in the next podcast).
  • Most dying churches think they have more time.
  • Most dying churches are looking for a silver bullet.
  • Most dying churches will indeed die.




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