When revitalizing a church, your temptation is going to be to do it like the big dogs. You want to be the next Andy Stanley, Rick Warren, Steven Furtick, Craig Groeschel or whoever else is popular at the time. Your church, however, should be different. It should be different because you are different, your members are different, your community is different, and your calling is, therefore, different.
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Before you decide to revitalize your church or your small group, and to bring dead bones to life, first go to God and ask Him if he’s down with that plan. We started our revitalization conversation here, and if you’re trying to turn things around or just beginning your story, you’re probably excited about the…
The difference between a dying church and a church that is alive is in both the perspective of its members and the competency and genuine spiritual care of its leadership.
I have a question for you. What part of Jesus’ story is the good news? Is it the way he was born? Is it the way he lived his life, perfect and loving? Is it the super cool miracles he performed for those who stood around him, sometimes asking him for healing and change? Is the good news the things that he taught, making him not only the very nature of God, like we talked about last week, but a prophet speaking into the lives of Israel and those who listened? Is it the fact that he has created some of the greatest holidays we have today, and we get amazing food as a result?
Another Super Bowl. Another halftime show. Another Tom Brady blitz. Life goes on during the pandemic, and over the last few days, countless peoples have chatted about whether or not they liked the commercials, the weeknd, and the infinite quarterback.