Which we are not...thankfully. This article was posted by one of my Facebook friends...I read a lot of truth there...
The solution is to stop focusing on strategies meant to help a church
become the next big thing, and simply be the church in your neighborhood
in whatever form that takes. In the end, the age-old parish model, or
neighborhood church is still the healthiest option. Tensions are
present, but close proximity requires the fidelity which is essential to
a healthy church. Small churches celebrate diversity. They no longer
copy the mega-churches, because they don't have the resources to
replicate their programs anyway. The small church doesn't ask, "What
program can we create for single mothers," but rather, "What do we do
for Sara? She's raising her kids all by herself." The result is a
wonderfully diverse response to the challenges of communal life. When
the solution to each local issue is not a program, but a relationship,
then it is sustainable over time, and is free to grow without artificial
Take a moment to read the rest...