This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
I had lunch with an old friend of mine today. He pastored a small church in the neighborhood around here, the same time I was pastoring a small church in the neighborhood. He stopped pastoring a few years ago and sits on the other side of the pulpit now. He's one of the most insightful people I know on what it means to be a dying church. I asked him about his church experience. He goes to a growing and successful church, yet he is growing weary of the entire programmatic church experience. He spoke of his surprise at discovering many others within the church that are feeling the same way. I don't think my friend has read up on the emerging church, and he's not hooked into all the websites and books that I am. Yet he's in the same place, and is discovering many others are too. Something is definitely happening. Update: You too, Fred?