Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Catalyst Lab #4

Pop Goes the Church
Tim Stephens

We don't live in a church culture, but our culture is increasingly searching for spiritual things.

Reality #1: Most churches aren't impacting their communities. In fact, some churches are a negative impact in/on their communities.

3 Groups:
-churched - attending
-unchurched - not attending
-dechurched - former attenders

Reality #2: Spiritual interest is growing in our culture.

Unfortunately, churches are answering questions people aren't asking.

Stephens has some great thoughts for your consideration in his book by the same name as this presentation. Pair it with "unChristian" by Gabe Lyons, and you will have a great insight into the current state of culture and thought patterns of those not attending church today.

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