Senior President Life Church Consultant
- Fix Up Our Exterior
So many people think that others should give their life to Christ the way they did, but the church is a mess when someone looks from the outside.
“Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
From 1 Samuel 16:7, we can see that God says himself that we look at the exterior of things first; thus we the church, have a great work to do on the outward appearance of how we are perceived. It is almost an abomination for us to believe that people should see us in shambles to join in with this entity that speaks so highly of itself but is always scribbling over the conversations of culturally advancing the kingdom of Christ. If I were not already a part of the body of Christ the way we look would not compel me to come and be a part. We have a responsibility to change our image.
“Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”-GOD Samuel 16:7
2. We Must Re-envision
There is nothing wrong with having a vision but if that vision was birthed in 1868 and you are still operating according to that you are played out, antiquated outdated and needless to say in trouble as far as ministry goes.
I believe so many churches miss this one because the old guard has been brainwashed into believing that re-envisioning is the same as reinventing and those are two vast differences.
3. Replace The Roof
Observing the differences in what the current culture is providing can be the spark we need to invite and invest in people rather than always seeking to push products.
How many times has someone uttered the words that’s why I dont go to church in your presence? What if you could be the catalyst to changing their hearts by honestly developing a friendship rather than a usership with that person?
This requires some working through the dogma of how we learned evangelism but definitely well worth it. I believe it’s the step up we need to update rather than continue to disintegrate into a nothingness entity.