Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Four Important Changes for Churches

David Fitch was asked, "If you had to list 5 of the most important elements that you would like to see changed in local churches across America, what would those 5 things be?"
OK here’s 4 off the top of my head:

1.) Less emphasis on success and growth, more on authentic Christian living and discipleship. This is the obedience God is looking for.

2.) Less on pandering to Christians who have little time but more money, and more pandering to the poor who have more time and less money

3.) Concentrate more on the simple stuff where one encounters the transcendent living God, less on programming.

4.) Leadership that listens and responds to what God is doing, not orchestrating the future they learned at business school.

Whether one agrees with these or not (and I do, for what it's worth), I think it's at least refreshing to see a request for a "What do we do?" and a response. Lots of critics are long on diagnoses, short on prescriptions, and that just ain't helpful.

(HT: Dash)


Jayce said...

Ever hear Don Chaffer's song Long on Diagnosis, Short on Cure?

Randi Jo :) said...

thnx for all the entries pastor JW. really enjoy them :)