Our culture will continue to replace traditional religion with other services that attempt to provide the same thing.
new church starts
New churches and the people supporting them need to understand the commitment they're making.
Perhaps when we plant congregations, we should plan on starting two: one that lasts and one that doesn't.
Two churches in my town offer a contrast in style, substance, and mission. We both love Jesus and long to love our neighbors.
Mercy Junction has a dedicated group of people, but it's not financially self-sustaining. Recently, it started managing a large church building.