Beyond attendance, buildings, and cash
This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
From Jim Kallam's book Risking Church:
Too many churches focus more on the organization than on the organism. Of course, the church is both organization and organism, but in many cases organization gains top billing…
We think that if we listen to the experts and put into practice what they've done, their plan can work for us. We want ministry to be explained in terms that allow us to function as technicians, managers, or building contractors. We want a blueprint to build from and a list to check off as we accomplish each item.
I want something different. I want the leadership of our church to be about creating an atmosphere, an environment where people can fall in love with Jesus. I don't want technicians who can run a program. I want agents of love who will spread the life of the Spirit throughout the church.