Church-Planting, Anyone?

This is sobering. Our friend, Will Galkin, recently posted the above graphic. A few observations:

  • church attendance ≠ born-again individuals
  • morality is not a sign of Gospel faithfulness (i.e. just because the South votes conservatively does not mean that God is glorified)
  • we need church-planters (and mother churches) to boldly enter unclaimed cities for the Gospel
  • resources need to be allocated for church-planting
  • churches need to reassess whether programs in place are meant to “entertain” the churched or seed the community with the Gospel

Statistics like these demonstrate that Gospel-preaching churches need to seriously reexamine our mission. The American church has a unique opportunity to answer our Lord’s call to the Great Commission or sit idly by hoping that some type of change happens.

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