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7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For


Very good article!

I remember my wedding day so clearly. Standing at the front of a small church in Greenwood, MS, legs shaking, I watched as the doors finally opened. There was my wife. I really couldn’t believe she was marrying me.

When I think about the church being the bride of Christ, I picture Jesus presenting the church to himself and God as his bride. The feelings of excitement. The years of waiting. The excruciating death that was essential for the marriage to become official. What a moment.

In the years since, the church has changed a lot…”  Full article here>>

1.) The cool church
2.) The 1970s church

3.) The business-driven church

4.) The social club church

5.) The family church

6.) The fighting church

7.) The white and black church

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Is Our Church Becoming Too Much Like A Business?


„Someone recently told me that our church was becoming too much like a business because of our emphasis on planning, goal-setting, and appropriate policies and procedures. This well-meaning person believed that our church of 1,600 (plus) members should operate like we did when we were a 500 member congregation. (By-the-way, the church had policies and procedures back then too!)

But his complaint got my attention. I do not want to treat Christ’s Church as a mere business to be managed by worldly standards and methods…”

1.   The church is a spiritual environment and should not have a business atmosphere.

 2.   Administration is an unspiritual activity and has little to do with the processes of ministry of the church.

3.   Administration takes a minister (or any leader) out of his primary role and places him in a position where he becomes a “desk jockey” or has his ministry controlled by a group of boards or committees… Read more>>

Source : Pastor Ricky Powell

 

 

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Din categoria Biserica/The Church, Decadere spirituala

7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For


„I remember my wedding day so clearly. Standing at the front of a small church in Greenwood, MS, legs shaking, I watched as the doors finally opened. There was my wife. I really couldn’t believe she was marrying me.

When I think about the church being the bride of Christ, I picture Jesus presenting the church to himself and God as his bride. The feelings of excitement. The years of waiting. The excruciating death that was essential for the marriage to become official. What a moment…”

1.) The cool church

2.) The 1970s church

3.) The business-driven church

4.) The social club church

5.) The family church

6.) The fighting church

7.) The white and black church

Read the full article here

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Din categoria Church, Decadere spirituala