Churches only ever change because of two things. Both are simple.
1. People stop sharing their faith with others
We stop talking to our friends about God. We never invite anyone to join us here in church and when people don’t come for a while we never ask them why not. This leads to is a long slow decline. We withdraw from things because we lack confidence. We stop doing things because there aren’t enough of us…
2. People start sharing their faith with others
We talk about how important God is in our lives. We invite our friends to join us. We get involved in our community. We make a difference. We help people.
It’s not rocket science. It’s not something we don’t already know.
So, where will you spend your time and energy; raising money to sustain the system and fix the roof or telling people the Good News that God can transform their life and the world?