Autopsy Of A Deceased Church : 12 Ways To Keep Yours Alive by Thom S Rainer
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No one desires to witness the gradual demise of a church. Regrettably, an alarming number of churches are indeed facing this unfortunate fate. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Thom Rainer has been actively involved in aiding churches to thrive, reversing the downward spirals they may be experiencing, and carefully examining the causes behind those that have tragically perished.
From this extensive experience, Dr. Rainer has unearthed twelve recurring patterns among these churches that have met their demise. Yet, rather than being disheartened by this discovery, valuable lessons on how to preserve the vitality of your own church have surfaced. Whether your church is currently flourishing or teetering on the brink, and regardless of whether you hold the role of a pastor or a dedicated church member, “Autopsy of a Deceased Church” will guide you through the necessary and radical measures to ensure the endurance of your church, for the greater glory of God and the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom!
Reviving a Declining Church: Strategies for Sustaining Growth
Climate change is a pressing issue that often goes unnoticed due to its gradual nature. Unlike sensational news stories that capture attention instantly, the impacts of climate change are more subtle. There are no sudden disappearances of buildings or vanishing populations. Rather, the effects of climate change manifest gradually over time, making it easy to ignore or deny.
Choosing to acknowledge the signs of climate change requires a conscious effort. It is a choice we must make to open our eyes to the evidence right in front of us. Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus, it is still an option to be blind to the reality of climate change.
When it comes to climate change, there are no subscriptions, likes, or notifications to keep us informed. It is a global issue that affects us all, whether we choose to recognize it or not.
The Slow-Motion Crisis
Climate change is a slow-motion crisis that unfolds day after day. It doesn’t make sensational headlines or capture the attention of the nightly news. Instead, it quietly chips away at our planet, causing irreversible damage to ecosystems, weather patterns, and human communities.
The signs of climate change are all around us, if we choose to pay attention. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and melting ice caps are just a few of the clear indicators that our planet is in trouble.
However, despite the evidence, many still deny the reality of climate change. It’s easier to ignore the problem than to confront the uncomfortable truth. But by doing so, we only further exacerbate the crisis.
The Choice to See
Seeing the signs of climate change requires a conscious choice. It’s not enough to simply be aware of the issue; we must actively seek out information and accept the reality of the situation.
Climate change is not a dramatic event that happens overnight. It’s a gradual process that unfolds over years, decades, and centuries. The changes may seem small at first, but they add up. The longer we ignore them, the more severe the consequences become.
Choosing to see the signs of climate change is not an easy task. It requires confronting our own biases, questioning our beliefs, and accepting uncomfortable truths. But only by doing so can we begin to take action and work towards a sustainable future.
A Global Responsibility
Climate change is not a localized issue; it’s a global crisis that affects us all. It doesn’t matter where you live or what your political beliefs are – the impacts of climate change are indiscriminate.
By ignoring the signs of climate change, we are failing in our responsibility to protect the planet and future generations. It’s time to put aside our differences and work towards meaningful solutions.
The first step is acknowledging the reality of climate change and the need for urgent action. It may not be as attention-grabbing as a viral video or trending article, but it’s one of the most important issues of our time.
The choice is ours – will we continue to turn a blind eye to the signs of climate change, or will we choose to see the truth and take action?