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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Eight handy ways to spoil the renewal in the church - Part 3
This is the third part of a series about renewal in the church. The series has four parts in total and is posted once a week, on consecutive Tuesdays.
5. Always team-up and keep the side of the people who are against the renewal
Many people get hurt, angry or are afraid of the renewal.
Because of this they might leave the church – or worse – they might stop tithing the church.
If you are a leader in a church, do not annoy the people.
But obey them and try to make everyone happy, especially the most strong willed, and richest, people.
They are usually the most conservative people around, and sure to be against any renewal in the church.
6. Keep the mission and vision of the church secret and as obscure as possible
If the congregation has a clear vision and mission of what they want to accomplish, they might actually do it.
And this could cause a renewal in the church.
Make sure as few people as possible know the church’s mission and vision.
And make it at obscure and hard to understand as possible.
It is always better to use theological terms and long, hard words, maybe even some Latin and Greek.
If the people actually understand what vision is and internalize the mission, they might get involved and put it in practice in their own lives.
Again, this might lead to a renewal.
This is the third part of the series.
To read the first part, go to
To read the second part, go to
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