Church-growth consultant, Tom Bandy...
Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Church-growth consultant, Tom Bandy, writes about the ways some churches have of
cherishing their origins more than their mission. Here are some things they commonly
* It's more important to protect our heritage than develop a strategic plan;
* It's more important to keep Uncle Albert happy than welcome newcomer Sally;
* It's more important to discern the gifts I've been given than receive new gifts God wants
* It's more important for my children to emulate their parents' priorities than help them
develop their own;
* It's more important to entrench sacred dogma than to let loose sacred imagination;
* It's more important to pay the heating bills than to invest in benevolences;
* It's more important to have orderly worship than open our hearts to the in-breaking Holy
... and the list goes on. The church, like much of our culture, is like a rocket ship...
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