Dying churches that own buildings also often have money.
If a church doesn’t flip the keys and simply closes, then in many cases, denominations (many of which are also in decline) often take the money after a church closes and uses it to prop up, well, a dying denomination.
What if instead that money was redeployed to plant new churches? Even new churches that aren’t part of that ‘denomination’?
In the emerging post-Christian era, it’s time to build THE Kingdom rather than YOUR Kingdom.
Similarly, older Christians tend to have more money than younger Christians.
What if Christians who had money used their resources to fund innovation rather than fight it?
Could you imagine what might happen?
Being the church is about a lot more than showing up for an hour on Sunday or tuning in online.
If you’re really going to reach the next generation, it means giving your time too.
Authentic Christianity is more about what we give than what we get. Our giving doesn’t earn us our salvation, of course, but it’s a joyful response to a God who gave everything for us.
7. Our Lives
Christians should be the most generous and selfless people on the planet.
Sadly, we’re often known as the stingiest and most selfish (ask any non-Christian who’s worked at a restaurant).
The Gospel calls us to die to ourselves so that others may live and to put something bigger than ourselves above ourselves.
If you give your life away, you find it.
When you die to yourself, something greater rises.
What Do You Think?
I’d love to hear what you think Christians should do to help reach our communities and the people God loves so deeply.