Thursday, 4 March 2010

Ten commandments for church decline

1.Be preoccupied by minutae like church anniversaries and coat rails.
2.Have services that havent changed in format since the 1950s or even since the Reformation!
3.Plan everything around older people especially those who are retired.
4.Keep giving the minister/vicar more churches to look after.
5.Maintain inflexible working practices so that part time work and job shares are impossible.
6. Use music and songs that reflects a bygone era
7. Dont have house groups
8. Dont study the bible together
9. Dont pray or spend time just listening to God.
10 Only run projects for church folk



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Dust and Ashes by Brian Wren