HOW THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF AMERICA WILL SURVIVE
1. Connect with the rest of the world:
Our “methods” aren’t working.
Our “pride” demands that we connect so that we can be humble learners.
The church really is global now. Really, it is . . . no joke . . . we are not alone in the U.S. Really!
2. Love people more than the church:
Yes, the church is the people. The problem is we focus more on the institution than the constituents.
The church is a reflection of the disciples being made – make disciples and serve people.
3. Rediscover God:
No revival came out of a church growth movement – but revival has produced church growth.
No revival came out of church planting – but church planting came out of revival.
Get on your face before God and pray – ask him to reveal himself to you.
Spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditation, Scripture reading aren’t niceties but necessities.
4. Let new believers and young people shape the form of the church more than yesteryear – or yester-century.
Bob is the founder, senior leader, and chief spokesman for Glocal.net . His primary focus is to connect leaders and estabish relationships to explore transformation. Follow Bob on Twitter at @bobrobertsjr.