Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Liberals (like some Evangelicals) focus on technique. Message to both: it's about the Gospel.

Vestries: Listen to God's Call
Adapt or Die

By Ken Howard
Vestry Papers
January 2014

At a recent conference I was asked to speculate about what our parishes would look like a decade from now. My answer was brief: "One thing I can say with certainty is this: The only way our churches will look like they do now is if they have been stuffed and mounted and displayed in a museum of natural church history."

The context in which our congregations exist is shifting so dramatically that mere tweaking of method and message can no longer return us to health, let alone vitality. We are facing radical change - radical as in going to the root - requiring of us both radical recognition and radical response.

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