A THRIVING church has lots of “noisy” children and young people;
a dying church is fairly quiet.
A THRIVING church often changes the way things are done;
a dying church doesn’t.
A THRIVING church often asks for more money for ministry
a dying church doesn’t ask for money so not to offend people.
A THRIVING church asks people to open up and risk involvement;
a dying church plays it safe and never risks.
A THRIVING church sees challenges and opportunities;
a dying church sees problems and dangers.
A THRIVING church encourages its people to serve people;
a dying church uses people to preserve its traditions.
A THRIVING church believes in God’s future and “lets go” with faith;
a dying church believes in the past and “holds on.”
A THRIVING church is filled with committed givers;
a dying church is filled with tippers.
A THRIVING church dares to dream great dreams for God’s kingdom;
a dying church has nightmares.
Which are we going to be THRIVING Church or DYING church?