21 Signs Your Church Needs to Change

16. Your growth curve has slowed or stopped. The change probably should have started a year or two ago.

Analyze and act now.

17. Your community wouldn’t notice if you disappeared. Churches that only serve themselves miss their mission.

18. Your passion level is average-to-low. Declining organizations always lack passion.

19. You don’t look like your community. Churches that have become a subculture look like themselves, not like their community.

20. Talk doesn’t translate to action. Most of your decisions result in nothing significant.

Check your progress more than you check your intentions.

21. You’re still breathing. Change is a constant. The day we stop changing is the day we begin to die.

Those are 21 signs I’ve identified. But there are so many more.

What would you add to this list? 

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Carey Nieuwhof
Speaker and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church, one of the largest and most influential churches in Canada. With over 6 million downloads, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast features today's top leaders and cultural influencers. His most recent book is “Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences.” Carey and his wife, Toni, reside near Barrie, Ontario and have two children.

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