Blog: Seven Pillars of an Effective Church – Part 1

Is there anything worse than an ineffective church?

I am using the word ‘church’ to mean the Christian Church and its traditions, throughout its myriad and varied history, but I will be speaking from a Protestant perspective as I have never been Catholic. There are two excellent polls that show the breakdown of all religious affiliations in America; The Pew Research Report says that 78% of Americans identify as Christian, and it also gives additional information on how people in America practice their faith. The ABC News Poll claims that 83% of Americans identify as Christian, while giving a denominational breakdown as well.

So if this country is over 3/4 Christian, why is it going to Hell in a hand basket?

I submit that it is because we are ineffective as a church. And we are ineffective because we are not listening to the Lord. Continue reading “Blog: Seven Pillars of an Effective Church – Part 1”