Re: The family of God?
- From: "Paul Roberts" <p.t.roberts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 08:57:14 +0100
Paul Dean gently whispered:
On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 22:57:02 +0200, Paul Roberts
I accept that something may change. However, the biggest problem with
such churches tends to be that their members refuse to embrace
change - and there is no doubt that if they insist on carrying on
doing everything in exactly the same way, there can only be one
What's your basis for that opinion? It's just that in my experience
those churches embrace new ideas, within reason. I'm just wondering
if it's an assumption or wether you've tried to introduce meaningful
change but been resisted?
In my old Methodist circuit, we proposed some changes for its future health
which included the closure of three failing churches. One, a small church
with elderly members, refused to do so, claiming that they would rather "die
a natural death". Later, my own church threw out its minister because he
wanted to introduce changes which upset the wrong people.
Many church members are thrilled when new people join them - provided they
are happy to fall in with doing things "the way they've always been done".
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