George Barna on “The Crisis of Confidence in the Church”


I enjoy Barna’s updates; they tend to be informative and thought-provoking. This quote in particular got me thinking:

A leader can only sustain forward movement if he/she has the confidence of the people being led into battle. Now, if a church is simply providing a safe comfort station for hurting people, that’s one thing. But if a church is intent upon facilitating a moral and spiritual revolution, recognizing that doing so is a declaration of war on current cultural preferences and values, the loss of confidence is a devastating setback.

(Read the whole post here.)

Has your experience led you to agree with this? Do people have less confidence in the church? And if so, what do you think should be done about it?

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