What’s Hurting the Church?


I am blessed to be apart of the local church. I’m a team pastor at CitiChurch in Bellville, Ohio.

One of my life goals is to make the local church as effective as possible.

That why I love what Author &  Pastor Kevin Gerald says, “The church is Gods plan A to save the world and there is no plan B”.

The church has thrived on the Message of Jesus.

It has been the message of Jesus to the lost and broken that has preserved the church for thousands of years.

The power of the church is in that message!

The mission of the church is to share that message!

In our passion to share the message of Jesus we create methods to facilitate it. We sing certain style of songs, create certain programs, out reaches, service styles, etc…

What happens is that over time we pledge allegiance to those methods.

The problem we face is that we often over protect our methods thinking we’re preserving the mission, when in reality, the moment we begin to protect the methods over the mission…the methods become the mission.

Thus, causing us to hurt the church rather than help the church.

Here is my question to you: Are you willing to adjust your methods to further his message?

Our unwillingness to fine tune methods to reach the world with the message of Jesus effectively is ultimately hurting the church!

It’s ok to change methods…It’s not okay to change the message.

The message of Jesus is sacred and should never change, but the means by which we communicate it isn’t sacred and it should change. 

4 thoughts on “What’s Hurting the Church?

  1. And this is why my baby loves going to church! Our pastor team is always helping us help each other, help the world to see Him and now His love! Thank you P. Ethan! I know she is happy to do all she can, and that u guys will be there to help Guide her too.

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