I believe in the church. Yes, I know. It’s messed up, abusive, and sometimes outrageous the way “church people” behave. But I’m not talking about the institution, the organization, or the denominational artifact. I’m talking about the dynamic, vital, spiritual community that Jesus had in mind when He said that His church would prevail.
When I entered into the ministry many years ago, it was an ominous time. The church was declining, people were leaving church en mass, and there wasn’t much on the horizon to give us hope that things would change. But I have to say that I am more encouraged than I’ve ever been. I see really good signs that things are being done to not only save the American church and her influence on society, but to turn things around and begin to grow and make a larger impact.
On today’s show, we talk about the 21 movements we see going on in the American church, why they’re important, how you can recognize them, and more importantly how you can find a church to be a part of that embodies these qualities.
If you agree, and you know examples of these kinds of churches, send me an email or leave a comment here on my blog.