Perhaps the SBC Must Decrease So That Christ Can Increase

Ed Stetzer, commenting on some clear downward trends in Southern Baptist Convention churches:

“We stand at a key moment and my sermon-in-a-sentence is this: A denomination perpetually at war with itself cannot survive, but a denomination focused on engaging new leaders, reaching out to other ethnicities, and reaching others through evangelism and church planting will thrive.”

The word “perhaps” in the title of this post is key. I’m not certain that God wants the SBC to shrink, but I think it’s a possibility that members should be able to entertain, at least.

http://www.edstetzer.com/2012/06/sbc-2011-statistical-realities.html

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