An inward focus often leads to an unhealthy church. Unhealthy churches drift from their mission. Today, we discuss how to combat mission drift.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
If a church just does the status quo, the natural tendency will be to move inwardly.
You have to be highly intentional if you want your church to move outwardly.
Too many church members have an erroneous understanding of biblical church membership.
Discipleship is more than merely learning information.
The six keys to overcoming mission drift are:
The church’s focus moves increasingly inwardly
One of the most troubling trends is the church is about me, myself and I
Re-examine what it means to be a part of the body of Christ
Re-examine what it means to function in a healthy manner
The principle of two a year
The principle of ruthless evaluation
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