“Kent, how many churches have the Church Doctors consulted in the last four decades?” asked Dave, a denominational leader.
“More than 2,000,” I replied, “from 78 denominational backgrounds, plus non-denominational and independent churches.”
Dave continued, “Do you see some pattern?” He paused. “Any common issues that explain the decline of Christianity in our country?”
“Well, Dave,” I replied, “it’s complicated. But if we were to summarize a general issue behind many of the issues, it would be drift.”
“Drift from what?” Dave asked.
“Drift from our primary purpose—our mission, our primary calling, to make disciples who make disciples,” I replied. “The good news? There is a way to turn that around.”
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