What to do if you find yourself in a dead end church, first of all, one must pray. It is imparative to seek God in all your ways.
Any move you make in your life should not be done without first seeking God’s wisdom first. This is where people, and Christians alike make their biggest mistake. But most of all not patient enough to wait on God.
Knowing the the bible is our guideline for all we need or should ever desire, comes from the word of God. Those who literally take the scriptures what it says, and wait to hear from God are almost always the ones who seem to make good sound decisions.
They show patience, they are not quick to respond, which means they are ultimately waiting on the Lord. The word of God says He will never leave you nor forsake you.
So back to the dead end church, when a church is lacking children’s ministries, or we are not giving back to the community, or when people are not running in asking what must I do to be saved? Something is severely wrong with your church.
As sad as it is, one must not continue in a dead end church, a church that is going nowhere fast. Especially in the time that we live in. The kingdom of God is at hand. The devil is running rampant, we must be about our father’s business.
When you go to a church because it is the one you are most familiar with, or your friends attend that particular church, then you have bigger problems than 6ou know.
Most of all attend a church that is preaching the truth, how do you know when the truth is being ministered. It will align with the word of God. No waivering, no setting, no personal interpretation. Nothing is added and nothing is taking away from it.
I once sat in a church where it seemed as if the pastor wasn’t studying his word. The messages were confusing and all over the place, making it really hard to follow along. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, mainly because I didn’t see the man of God administering a good solid word.
Just to make sure I wasn’t confused, afterwards I asked one of my female friends/missionaries about the message we had just heard. She confirmed she was a bit confused as well. I had to assure myself, that it wasn’t just me.
Seek God’s direction if you are in a church that appears dead, or that has a lack of concern for the people in and out the church. God answers prayers!
Rid yourself of a dead end church, or an alternative solution would be to sit down and brainstorm about how to better your congregation. Through prayer, fasting, programs involving the youth, teens, college students, and the surrounding communities, you can have a better church.
Lastly praying for your pastor that he is doing all that is needed to better deliver a wholesome message.
Encourage Yourself: Seek God first and He shall direct thy path.