Wednesday, June 27, 2007

How To Get There

Jerry Clower, one of my favorite comedians of all time, once did a bit entitled, "Where Will You Be, When You Get Where You Are Going?" I think that is a great question for the church to ask itself, but since I know that many churches and church members will not ask themselves that question, please allow me the honor. Church, where will you be when you get where you're going?

If we are not careful, the church will get wherever it is going in its goals and discover that it has gotten nowhere. What a disappointment it would be as a church to look in the mirror 1,2,5,or 10 years down the road and realize that we've been doing nothing but spinning our tires. Its important to realize that the church is going exactly where the money and programs of the church take it. A careful look at the direction of the church will show the destination of the church. Step back, take a look, where is your church headed...where is our church headed?

Just remember, you are either growing or dying. There is no in between stage for the church. Some write about the "plateau" stage of growth, but remember that the other side of a plateau is a steep cliff...whew, scary!

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