This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
Interesting answer to a good question by David Fitch (found via):
If you had to list 5 of the most important elements that you would like to see changed in local churches across America, what would those 5 things be?
OK here’s 4 off the top of my head. 1.) Less emphasis on success and growth, more on authentic Christian living and discipleship. This is the obedience God is looking for. 2.) Less on pandering to Christians who have little time but more money, and more pandering to the poor who have more time and less money 3.) Concentrate more on the simple stuff where one encounters the transcendent living God, less on programming that 4.) Leadership that listens and responds to what God is doing, not orchestrating the future they learned at business school.