Had opportunity to meet with a church just lately. They have plans to take the building down, it’s too big, and put up geared to income housing. They told me that they are on a mission to help people and that is the best way to make us of the property. Not once did they talk about growing the church. Not once did they talk about Matt 28 to go and make disciples. Just heard of a new book out that tells how a church can reinvent themselves and prosper. It’s staying in the building and changing and being missional in bringing people to Christ. That is the call of the church. When you do that, all the rest falls into place.
Here is the facts, no secret anymore, you have to change and stop doing what you did 50 years ago because it doesn’t work.