What if the good things we’re doing in ministry keep us from accomplishing great things? What if getting better means doing church different?
Jesus’ heart breaks for the hopelessness which surrounds us, but people no longer look to the church for answers. Improving church programs is not enough. We need a complete paradigm shift. Otherwise the trend will continue, and vibrant churches will cease to exist, losing a spiritual presence in society. As research shows, only 2 in 10 Americans under 30 believe attending a church is important or worthwhile. As a result, many churches in America have closed their doors. Without conversion growth, the outlook for the church in America is not good—unless something different happens.
Church Different: Unleashing the Church to Change the World sounds the urgent call for pastors, leaders, and Christians to be and do church different. It’s not about getting better; it’s about getting different. And that starts by getting out of the seats and into the streets. When a church takes interest in the community, the community takes interest in the church. Faith is unleashed when the church gets past the comfortable and intentionally demonstrates love and inspires hope, bringing real change to lives trapped in darkness.
Leaving behind a lucrative career in engineering to plant a church and nonprofit mission, Ron Dotzler shares profound insights learned through over two decades of life in the inner city. The practical applications in Church Different are designed to cultivate a church culture and structure that impacts a lost and dying world without Christ.
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