Regurgitated Church

Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor)

Beautiful word picture, right? If you have a weak stomach like I do, you can’t even stand the thought of it. Nevertheless, this is what so much of church has become. What do you mean, Matthew? I’m so glad you asked😀!

Churches do the same thing over and over and over, expecting to get great results. This year’s calendar looked like the calendar five years ago. Nostalgia is great until you look around your church to find that everyone but you and a few others have died. I heard a phrase once that stuck with me: “Predictability leads to low impact.” People get bored if they always know what is coming next. Call them unspiritual if you want, but even the Bible commands us to grow (aka not staying the same)!

Churches copy what another church did and expect the same results. When Rick Warren wrote “The Purpose Driven Church”…

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