The Church in America will either adapt or die. Here are some questions we need to be asking…

  • Why has the Church lost so much influence over the past 75 years?
  • How can the Church regain its voice in a culture that finds it irrelevant and out of touch?
  • How can the Church reach out to families of children with special needs?
  • How can we leverage social media to spread an authentic message?
  • How we unify so many denominations and other sub groups in order to remove barriers to spreading the Gospel?
  • How do we reach both people’s spiritual needs and physical needs?
  • How can we…
    • Answer the water crisis?
    • Reduce slavery and human trafficking?
    • Meet the adoption need?
  • What does it truly mean to care for the “least of these”?
  • How can we build churches that operate more like a spiritual hospital instead of like a spiritual fortress?
  • How can we reach people that refuse to enter an actual church building?
  • How can we reclaim a generation that is extremely spiritual- but is leaving the Church?
  • What does it look like for the Church to push ahead into the future while not forgetting the past? (I think this is one of the foundational questions the Church has to answer in order for it to survive.)
  • Why are there so many angry Christians?
  • If Jesus planted a church, would it look anything like ours?
  • Would Jesus attend our church?
    • Is He attending it now? (He should be!)

Clearly, this is not an exhaustive list. But as I think about the Church I love (yet, I am very frustrated with her) and where we need to go, I think these are some critical questions to answer.

Some churches are doing a great job answering these questions. Do you have an example of a church that is doing just that? If so, where is it and what are they doing?

 

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