Something is not working. Despite the church's place of prominence inAmerican culture and the ubiquity of the church in every American town, misconceptions about the faith of Jesus Christ run rampant today. Christians areknown more for exclusivity than for love, more for potlucks than for solving worldhunger. It's time for churches to get over the cruise-shipmentality of being a program provider, and reconnect with the true message andmission of Jesus: to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, andfreedom to the oppressed. Pastor Mike Slaughter challengeschurch leaders to look at the future of their congregations and make tough butnecessary choices. Will you send the church out intothe world? Will you focus on building disciples or tallyingdecisions? Will you multiply your impact or expand yourfacilities? Will you step out in courage or comply with thestatus quo?
The answers to these and otherquestions determine how your church will focus its time, its energy, and its budgetto work for real change in a hurting world. DownloadFree Study Guide For more info, visitwww.ChangeTheWorld.Cokesbury.com