Number Two - A Church Membership Unwilling to Work Hard!
If you are going to begin the task of church revitalization there is a large commitment that must be made to the work required. I tell most, if not all, of my churches I consult with, that if they are not willing to work hard and commit a minimum of at least one thousand days then they should not try to turn around their church! When a church membership desires to let the church just slide further and further into desperation, defeat, and decline it is essentially saying that it is unwilling to do the hard work needed to get it growing again. I have even seen some church memberships that see nothing wrong with letting a church die if all of the original members have passed away. The thinking is almost stated but too cowardly to actually make such a claim that since we are all dying while you do our funerals pastor please do the churches as well.
Now what type of called of God minister wants to do that? And yet some might not say it but they coast along week after week into poisonous patterns that demonstrate they are fine with that sort of action. Church Revitalization takes hard work by both the laity and the leadership! Anything less is not what the Lord had in mind for the New Testament Church!
Posted on Tue, January 20, 2015
by Dr. Tom Cheyney filed under