The Church's Frightening Kodak Moment
This month's Youth Leader's Coach, "The Church's Frightening Kodak Moment," is one you don't want to miss! The number of men, women, and children in American pews has dipped to the lowest level since a comprehensive effort to count members began in 1980, according the most recent surveys. Why? Because churches have been reluctant to change, clinging to the past, no longer being able to focus on the true mission of the church – helping people come to know Jesus Christ in a real way and grow in discipleship.
I share a fascinating parallel between the fall of Kodak and some strangely similar trends now occurring in the 21st Century Church. Even more strategic, are some simple steps that individual churches can take to reverse the stagnating spiral. The warning signs and the research-based suggestions are incredibly challenging and thought-provoking.