Clues to a Spiritually Dead Church

Let me say upfront that I am not in the business of criticizing other parts of the body of Christ. However, I am not naming names…just the criteria

Clues to a spiritually dead church…

  • Have lost their sense of mission to those who have not heard about Jesus Christ and do not pant after the Great Commission;
  • Exists primarily to provide fellowship for the “members of the club”;
  • Expect their pastors to focus primarily on ministering to the members’ personal spiritual needs;
  • Design ministry to meet the needs of their members;
  • Have no idea about the needs of the “stranger outside the gates”;
  • Are focused more on the past than the future;
  • Often experience major forms of conflict;
  • And watch the bottom line of the financial statement more than the number of confessions of faith.

Does that describe your church?

3 thoughts on “Clues to a Spiritually Dead Church

  1. Not that I think my church is spiritually dead. Sorry, I didn’t mean for my comment to suggest that if it did. I just think, everyone should think through that list and ask themselves if their church (or themeselves, personally) is doing what it can to encourage others to find Jesus Christ.

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