“I think the overriding value in a lot of evangelical churches is to set the bar as low as possible in order to get as many as we can to engage.

And because we keep the bar so low, we never really expect much from church attendees. We don’t expect that they’ll be trained in the full Christian worldview, with a healthy understanding of scripture…we don’t expect them to learn, nor do we expect them to change.

So, I think we’ve created this tension between wanting to have a big church, and wanting to have committed and deep disciples of Jesus.

And I would argue that in far too many of our churches, we’ve focused on the size of our churches rather than the depth of our disciples.”

~ Skye Jethani

Written by Wayne

Wayne is a husband, father, avid reader and writer, and youth minister who happens to believe that Jesus is central to every aspect of life…the individual, family, society, government, philosophy, the arts…and everything in between. He’s committed to challenging preconceived notions about what it means to follow Jesus, and seeks to engage the culture instead of running from it.

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