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
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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