Does Your Church Need Fixin’?

Ray Ortlund has a great little post on his site on how to rescue your church in only three weeks. A must read for any church leader or member. Here is a short quote:

Week One:

Walk into church this Sunday and think about how long you’ve been a member, how much you’ve sacrificed, how under-appreciated you are.  Take note of every way you’re dissatisfied with your church now.  Take note of every person who displeases you.  Take note of all the new people whose presence is changing your church.

Meet for coffee next week with another member and “share your heart.”  Discuss how much your church is changing, how you and others are being left out.  Ask your friend who else in the church has “concerns.”  Agree together that you must “pray about it.”

Week Two:

Send an email to a few other “concerned” members.  Inform them that a groundswell of grievance is surfacing in your church.  Problems have gone unaddressed for too long.  Ask them to keep the matter to themselves “for the sake of the body.”

Read the rest here.

About Matt Henry

Middle-aged pastor trying to figure out how to be missional in his world. Loves his wife, his children, and his dog Bear. I have a love of woodworking even though woodworking doesn't always love me. The name is xagete but is pronounced exegete.

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Church, gospel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. …and to think I was hoping to read about how to make my church even better. Yet, this is a good reminder that a negative spirit has dire consequences.

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