The word “Change” is extremely popular in today’s culture. From political campaigns to new churches, it seems that everyone is looking for the next big Change.
Recently we have been convicted by some thoughts that have literally been keeping us up at night. We often hear and talk about attempts to innovate the way we do church; to make it better, make it more relevant. But in spite of all the efforts to make the Church something better than what we’ve inherited, we seem to be missing out on the truth about who Jesus has called us to be.
We have transitioned to a platform of consumerism in the American church. It seems that Sunday has become just another calendared event to attend. In his book The Divine Commodity, Skye Jethani takes a look at how the church has transitioned from being a community that used to be relational, into an industry that creates its own brand of entertainment and sub-culture.
Sometimes it seems that the way we “do church” is nothing more than entertainment for the sake of attracting more people.
Over the next few days we want to examine some areas of church life; not in the hopes of providing solutions, but to ask questions and have others provide encouragement and insight about how we can unite as one; changing who we are as Christ-followers rather than focusing on changing the way we do church.
Here is the verse that will drive much of our thoughts throughout the week. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Romans 12:2 NLT
Dwell and share your thoughts.