Saturday, February 27, 2010

Two Reasons Churches Collapse

There are two frequent patterns that show up when you examine churches that collapse.

1. Churches that intentionally become insular and inward focused die. Sad to say, but the people practically eat one another alive.

2. Churches with a strong external focus on something that is wrong with the culture, but with a mindset that 'we have to clean this up so people can be saved.' This attitude tends toward deadly forms of legalism, and misses the point of the Gospel: people need to be saved by God, and then He will clean them up.

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