Here are more questions that are on my mind for the church in America today:
1: Are we more worried about keeping people out of the church than bringing people into a relationship with God?
2: Are we more concerned about who is leading the N.L. Central race than we are about reaching our neighborhoods?
3: Do we want a church that is stress free or a church that desires all of us for the sake of the kingdom?
4: What keeps us from doing the difficult and challenging? What holds us back?
5: Who needs a louder voice in the church? Who are we not hearing from that we should be?
6: Do we want worship that is about being entertained or about our lives being encountered by the Risen Lord?
7: What do we need to do better in order to reach people in our communities?
8: In an instant gratification culture, are we willing to recognize that change within the church is slow and takes the involvement of dedicated people committed to a vision of growth?
9: Is church more about me than it is about encountering God?
10: If Jesus was to walk into our places of worship … would he be welcomed?