Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Top 10 Issues Facing the Church Today?

Lifeway surveyed over 1,300 ministry leaders to compile a list of the ten greatest issues facing the church in the future. Here is their list. What do you think?

The Top 10 Issues Facing Today’s Church

10. Abortion
The church's lack of an effective response to 30+ years of legalized abortion.

9. Homosexuality
The rising social pressure to accept same-sex behavior and relationships.

8. Relevance
The seeming inability of the church to answer questions one has living in the "real world."

7. Marriage
The negative effects on families that result from divorce, adultery, etc.

6. Apathy
The seeming lack of personal interest, support, and enthusiasm from the pews for the work of the church.

5. Doctrine/Worldview
The growing pressure to compromise principles to make truths more palatable to an audience. The widening influence of explicitly anti-Christian culture and negative influences on the church.

4. Evangelism
The decline among Christians in personal sharing of the Gospel.

3. Leadership
The need for clear, biblical vision and direction by church leaders.

2. Discipleship
The need for involvement of every believer in being continually transformed into the image of Christ.

1. Prayer
The need for more ongoing, passionate prayer in both personal and church life.

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