Thinking soberly about low church attendance.
Dean Inserra, Lead Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Florida, preaches from 1 Peter 5 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
A past mistake might motivate a football player, but it won't do much for my sinful nature. My only hope is to fix my eyes, mind, and heart on the One who cannot and will not ever fumble me out of his hands.
What's the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?
What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?
How often are we great at making an invitation or giving information, but unwilling to be in it for the long haul? How often do we simply expect people to know things they aren't supposed to know? Helping new believers and those curious about the faith requires not just an invitation to the game, but nine innings of investment.
Pastor, when you learn to decode the real meaning behind the strange reasons people give for leaving your church, it will truly save you a lot of unneeded anxiety.
Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Florida, describes his city as a mission field.
How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?
"What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?"
Your church doesn't need to be preoccupied with vision; it needs to be serious about the Bible.