"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Church Growth Illusion

"My own feeling is, the Church in America is headed for a similar destiny. 
Of course, Church devotees wish to argue with me by pointing to the few churches - usually its the one they are attending - that seem to be growing.
"Our church is growing," they argue.
What these persons do not know, however, or wish to overlook, is that  the growth they are experiencing is really just an illusion. The growth is coming from church-goers leaving dying churches and turning to the remaining few showing signs of life. It is transfer growth, therefore, not real organic growth."

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