Ten Reasons Churches are Challenged When Making the Necessary Changes
There is a guide to stop the slide and it is found in the Bible. This material is about helping those ninety plus percent of churches that are in need of church revitalization and renewal. When a church has allowed a deep state of slumber to creep into the work and ministry of the local church it is challenging to make the necessary changes necessary for revitalization. Here are ten reasons:
- All around us the world has changed but the local church has lagged behind these changes and fallen far behind.
- Our world is growing every day and the local church in decline is purging itself at alarming pace.
- The world embraces the young but in declining churches the young are feared.
- The younger generations are returning to church but the rapidly declining church sits on the cliff of fatality refusing to change to embrace this new church attender.
- In the rapidly declining church there is a void of individuals in the populace. The young are in minute numbers, the middle age worker is absent, young families are few, and the late middle age and older individual are many.
- Older members are in disgust about what younger people want in worship while the younger individual looks at the older as irrelevant.
- The rapidly declining church is unable to keep up numerically, financially, spiritually, and physically.
- The local expression of church has allowed deadness, un-resuscitated, lifeless form to exist without an attempt to turn the expression around.
- Disciple making has become a thing of the past while gathering together for socializing has replaced the idea of growing deeper and more spiritual Christ followers.
- The world sees a need for change in the local church yet those within have become so comfortable that they miss the need of the lost world for it to remain relevant.
Posted on Tue, August 2, 2016
by Dr. Tom Cheyney filed under