Dynamic and dormant churches

Why is it that some churches are so dynamic and others so dormant? Why are some churches so lively and others lethargic?

Among the reasons, I think that

1. Vital churches want lots of noisy children and youth; dull ones want quiet.
2. Vital churches plan for the future; dull ones dwell on the past.
3. Vital churches serve people; dull ones sustain programs.
4. Vital churches declare God’s unchanging love in forms of ministry that change as needed; dull ones do things the way they’ve always been done.
5. Vital churches celebrate worship; dull ones endure it.
6. Vital churches are full of tithers; dull ones are full of tippers.

What would you add?

Nathan

2 thoughts on “Dynamic and dormant churches

  1. 1. Vital churches want lots of noisy children and youth; dull ones want quiet.2. Vital churches plan for the future; dull ones dwell on the past.3. Vital churches serve people; dull ones sustain programs.4. Vital churches declare God’s unchanging love in forms of ministry that change as needed; dull ones do things the way they’ve always been done.5. Vital churches celebrate worship; dull ones endure it.6. Vital churches are full of tithers; dull ones are full of tippers.What would you add?

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  2. 1. Vital churches want lots of noisy children and youth; dull ones want quiet.2. Vital churches plan for the future; dull ones dwell on the past.3. Vital churches serve people; dull ones sustain programs.4. Vital churches declare God’s unchanging love in forms of ministry that change as needed; dull ones do things the way they’ve always been done.5. Vital churches celebrate worship; dull ones endure it.6. Vital churches are full of tithers; dull ones are full of tippers.What would you add?

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