That’s the subject of articles authored by Thom Rainer and Alan Danielson. Here are the links: http://www.lifeway.com/pastors/2016/08/16/the-most-common-factor-in-declining-churches/ and http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-how-to/153332-alan-danielson-the-number-one-reason-churches-decline.html. Both articles identify a common pattern among churches in decline: an inward focus, to the exclusion of an outward focus. No surprise! Here are some highlights from Rainer’s article: “Ministries in declining churches are only for […]
This is a reblog on an interesting article citing a couple of other interesting articles — It came out looking a bit funky so I want to be sure that this is noted.