Message: Logos — Is the Church Relevant?
Presented by David Benson & Brendan White.
About this message:
Over the last thirty years, church affiliation has dropped by the same, 30 percent. McCrindle research recently presented the Australian Communities Report. The report examined some findings about major blockers to Australians believing in Christianity. What is interesting is that of the top 10 blockers, seven are not about the message. They’re about us, the delivery mechanism, the church. Put simply, our product (Jesus) is good, but the delivery mechanism (church) has issues. When the church comes together, we’re meant to look like Jesus. Yet often we’re more known for abusive authority, harsh exclusion, and blatant hypocrisy. In an age where many question whether the church is relevant anymore, how might a follower of Jesus respond?
- Outline (15th April 2012 – PDF)
- Discussion Guide (15th April 2012 – PDF)
- Manuscript and Slides (15th April 2012 – PDF)
- Australian Communities Report 4pp Graphical Summary (PDF)
Logos: Is the Church Relevant? ()Logos Team, April 15, 2012
Part of the Logos 2012 series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
In an age where many question whether the church is relevant anymore, how might a follower of Jesus respond?