10 Church Trends that are Turning Visitors Away

10 Church Trends that are Turning Visitors Away

A new gospel is being preached. It’s causing both old and new Christians to second-guess the churches they frequent. Paul warned the Galatians about ‘different’ gospels: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel. (Galatians 1:6). Prosperity gospels. Gospels focusing on self-actualization rather than selfless, faithful obedience. Hip gospels. Scripture isn’t meant for manipulation or gain. Pray for your church leaders. Pray for courage to respectfully challenge to grow spiritually-healthy places of worship.

1. Church Leaders Who Preach Safe Messages.

How can the flock become convicted if the shepherd is afraid to impart sound doctrine which challenges? The new trend affecting certain congregations includes watering down the gospel so that it convinces rather than convicts its listeners. Numbers matter, rather than the quality of spiritual fruit believers cultivate. “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God?” (Galatians 1:10). The churchneeds leaders who can lovingly and tactfully deliver sermons which challenge and unify the body of Christ.