Every church and grouping of churches has strong points...and weak points. When a church ceases to grow in "grace and knowledge" it becomes ingrown. At this stage, congregations are subjected to a steady diet of slogans, mantras, rants, and a rehashing of pet doctrines/standards. Anything different is viewed with either suspicion or contempt. The wagons are circled with the vain hope the "good ole days" will soon return. But ingrown churches do not win converts.
by Harold Vaughan — 3 years, 7 months ago