Keith Haney provides some thought-provoking ideas in his article, “The Church: Museum, University or Lifeboat?” As you read his article, ask yourself, “Which image describes my congregation?”
In my current ministry position, I see congregations at various stages of the life cycle. But that is not the focus of this post. For the church to carry out its mission, it needs never to lose sight of the reason for its existence. The church can easy fall into the first two descriptions listed below without every realizing it has done so.
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