The state of the American church is in flux. Depending on who you talk to, it’s either doing really, really well or it’s on its last legs.
I, for one, am an optimist. This isn’t just a casual observation. It’s after decades of investment in planting churches and leading churches. And in that time I’ve watched churches thrive, while I’ve watched other churches that at one time were growing churches, shrivel up and die.
So today we talked about why churches die, how to know if your church is dying, how to know when it’s dead, and what do you do when you have to walk away and be the last one to turn out the lights.
Here is a brief bit of wisdom. The church as an institution is in big trouble. The church as a movement has a great future. Do you know the difference?