Posted by: pastordarren | January 13, 2010

A Relevant Church

I have not posted anything lately for a number of reasons, one of them being this question, “How will the church in all its different forms be relevant in today’s changing world and culture?”  For pastors and many in the church, this is a pressing question that has a lot of varied answers.  I came across this quote today and it just had to be shared:

Will the Church Remain Relevant?

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QUOTE: “In order for the church to be relevant in 2010 it must find its identity in Jesus and become scripturally literate. As it returns to its original mission the focus will not be on self but on others. Not on wealth but on worship and the worth of the soul. The early church was known as being composed of those who turned the world upside down. In other words, they challenged the status quo. They effected change by focusing on the person of Jesus. Their goal was not self advancement but the advancement of the Kingdom of God.” —Bill Shuler, pastor of Capital Life Church in Arlington, Virginia, and contributor to the Fox Forum, commenting on the need for the church to take the focus off self and instead, reach out to others. [Foxnews.com, 1/8/10]

What do you think?  How is your church relevant in your culture or is it?

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Responses

  1. The more we live in the world the more we become desensitized to our purpose as Christians it seems. Weneed and crave to find and maintain the “Jesus Factor” in our lives. We need the church keep its traditional base with the change in delivery of the MESSAGE for some remembered. This is very critical to those who still desire relationships with GOD and his church.

  2. Another question we can ask is, “What keeps a church from being relevant in the world and culture?”


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