Notice the slight towards small churches. Not surprising coming from a mega church guru but quite telling. What I have found as these end days increase that you are less likely to get the uncompromised Gospel the larger the church becomes. I do not care if the talent is not top tier because they cannot save me nor grow me in my walk with God. Only the Gospel can. We do not need seven steps to a better marriage from the pulpit. We do not need to be the hero of every bible story. Then we come to the sales pitch? Bet you didn't even know you were being made merchandise of in this article but you were! For only $247 you can get this breaking 200 carnal cornucopia of purpose driven slop. For only $247 Carey can teach you how to care more about the quality of your sound system than the quality of the gospel you preach. Only one sign of a mediocre church left.
"7. You're Afraid to Change. So maybe you don't want to resign yourself and your church to mediocrity, but you're afraid to change. I get that. But change bridges the gap between what is and what could be. It bridges the gap between a not-great present and better future. At some point you have to ask yourself, what should I fear more as a leader: change, or never accomplishing the mission? Now go and accomplish your mission." -- Carey Nieuwhof
Beloved. The mission of Carey Nieuwhof is not the mission of Jesus Christ. The mission of the purpose driven church only serves Satan, not the cause of Christ. The bible makes it abundantly clear in the key verses that we either are gathering people to Him or scattering them away. There simply is no third option. The bible also says that no one gets saved without the uncompromised Gospel and in order to draw the unsaved one must compromise the Gospel. I am no math expert but I can figure out this equation pretty easily. Keep your carnal church growth schemes and give me the Gospel.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- August 1, 2018