This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
Instead of trying to save the church, find your calling and toss yourself into that. I hear from prophets all of the time (and church consultants) who have the "easy answer" and as a pastor, I am just too stupid, greedy, or endentured to the man to understand. Instead of easy answers that are never that easy, give me some stories of hope but to do that, you have to do something first. As Bono recently said, "He said, stop asking God to bless what you're doing. Get involved in what God is doing – because it's already blessed." Thankfully there are those out there leading the way.