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SBC President Envisions Unique Church Growing Program

June 3, 2008

Backwards Church Growing! Hmmm… I guess that’s not so unique today in many parts of the world.

SBC President Frank “Prophet of Doom” Page believes that “The Southern Baptist Convention is dying rapidly, and resistance to change could kill more than half the denomination’s churches by 2030.” Page added “Unless something is done to reverse the downward trend, Southern Baptist churches could number only 20,000—down from the current total of more than 44,000—in fewer than 22 years.”

Read the article HERE

Page said the problem “resided in the churches” that refuse to change to stop their inevitable demise. Let me put on my surprise face.

We answer questions that no one is asking in a language that fewer and fewer people are speaking, but remain entrenched in our patterns because we are “right” and would rather maintain that position of intellectual authority and spiritual arrogance than adapt and minister and reflect Jesus to our communities.

Modern evangelical neo-gnosticism how I despise thee.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2008 1:16 pm

    Wasn’t it just around 2000 or so that the strategy of the SBC was to have each church plant a new church?

    Yeah, how’s that going I wonder?

  2. June 3, 2008 3:34 pm

    Perhaps they should embrace Todd Bentley and the Lakeland outpouring. That way they would soon fill their churches with those seeking healing. But somehow I think that you will reply to that with something like “it’s not all about numbers, you have to have biblical truth as well”. Indeed! But why can’t those scriptural Baptists get together with those experiential charismatics? Then, as Smith Wigglesworth prophesied in 1947, we will see a real and lasting revival.

  3. June 3, 2008 5:22 pm

    Yes, that is exactly what I would say.

    NOT!

  4. June 5, 2008 5:24 am

    I tried to embrace it–but it kicked me in the mouth.

  5. June 5, 2008 1:15 pm

    LOL… with a motorcycle boot

  6. June 6, 2008 4:06 am

    Good News: I don’t have that cavity any more.

    Bad News: I don’t have the tooth it was in either.

    But who am I to question God’s ways of healing?

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