From Thom Rainer

Podcast Episode #222

Six Church Practices That Are Fading – Rainer on Leadership #222

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On today’s episode, we provide a descriptive look at six church practices that are fading in many North American churches. These fading practices cross almost all theological and denominational lines.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Few churches do Sunday evening worship well. Most don’t do them well or don’t do them at all.
  • So many churches did away with programmatic evangelism, but never replaced it with any other evangelistic efforts.
  • The majority of churches in North America do not have anything intentional in place for local evangelism.
  • If people are joining a church, there’s a natural assumption that it’s evangelistic. But most times, it’s not.
  • Mark Dever and the IX Marks group have helped bring the importance of regenerate church membership to the forefront.
  • The Millennials are moving the church to an outward focus more than any other factor.

The six church practices that are fading are:

  1. Sunday evening worship
  2. Programmatic evangelism
  3. In-home visitation
  4. Easy membership
  5. Inwardly busy church
  6. Seasonal revivals

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