Many churches across the country are dwindling. Very few are growing alongside the population percentages, and others aren’t reaching any adults at all. The American church has started to rot. We’ve started to decay. We’ve become like a zombie, with no pulse, and our body is shutting down.
Zombies traditionally smell bad. They rot and begin decomposing since they have no living tissues any more. It’s kinda gross, but hang with me.
The church is falling into the same cycle. No new life coming in, so we grow stagnate. We begin to rot. Our attitudes become selfish, and our churches become less welcoming. Or we see the difficulty of our mission, and slowly give up.
In order to combat the rot, we have to constantly be breathing fresh life into our churches. We need to be getting out of our comfort zones, loving those around us. We need to selflessly be serving those in our neighborhoods, in our workplaces, in our world. To stop the decay we need to find our heart for the people who still need to know Jesus. Our heart must break for the things that break God’s heart.