When we hear the term “stagnating,” it likely elicits a response from us of something unhealthy and functioning poorly. Although it is sometimes the case that something stagnates for bad reasons, it is also true that stagnation is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on what we are talking about. When it comes to churches, there can be many reasons for a church to stagnate. Not all of them are bad, and not all are under the church’s control.
Let me share four scenarios, and where we go from here. Read More
"Third, sometimes churches are stagnant before of the 'faithful remnant' mindset" should read "Third, sometimes churches are stagnant because of the 'faithful remnant' mindset."Image: St Thomas Episcopal Church (Armenia Union, NY), Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0