Read Part 1 Here
The second pillar of an effective church is finances. It amazes me how controversial this truth is. You cannot build anything in this world without financial resources. That just does not happen. And scripture speaks to the truth of Jesus’ relationship to finances.
“But Jesus Was Poor”
Wrong. Continue reading “Blog: Seven Pillars of an Effective Church – Part 2”
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”