Carlos, I think one idea that needs to be rethought is, “Is it okay for a church to die”. I think it might be. So Pastor X has a run of ministry, that because of his alpha personality (or his metrosexual for that matter) is able to see tremendous favor, life-change and salvations for 25 years. In our society we see it as a complete failure is the local church that he leads has a restart or even dies. We don’t expect this for brands, bands or businesses, we are okay with them having a season and then something new, a “new thing” coming along. So what if we switched the measurement a little not to, “will this last past me” to more, “how can God use me up while I am in this season in this place” and then championed new things when they come…just a thought
So before you go all “I hate it when churches act like businesses blah blah blah”, we get it. Shawn gets it. That’s not the the point of his comment.
The point is that maybe, just maybe, the Alpha Male leader in a church is ok as long as the church knows that it is setting itself up for a shorter run than maybe originally anticipated.
What if once a church has run it’s course, they gave their building/resources to an up and coming church?
What if a church that loses it’s Alpha Male actually merges with another church and let’s them lead?
Thoughts on letting a local church die in order for the global church to thrive?
Talk to me ragamuffins…