The Sustainable Church Mission
"The mission of sustainable church is to help churches achieve long term exponential growth - especially in the context of an increasingly hostile culture"
On a scale of 1-10, how do you think Christianity is handling the challenges of the current cultural changes in society? In some critical areas, guessing close to zero is pretty close. We are in the midst of a demographic crisis. We have been losing eighty percent of our youth for decades, and fragmenting as a community. However, very little has been done to effectively address the catastrophe in these areas. Time is now running critically low. We can already observe the almost demographic collapse of Christianity in Europe. The same trend is happening in America. We have got to stand up and declare that this will not happen on our watch! However, the required solutions are different than at other times in our past. Sustainable Church has analyzed the crisis, and presents a bold new strategy: Sustainable Strategy.
Sustainable Church is catalyst to help churches achieve long term, exponential growth. We do this by introducing the concept of Sustainable Strategy. Sustainable strategy focusses on two primary missions: generational and relational.
The generational mission places a top priority on our children, teens, and young adults. If Christianity can simply strengthen our marriages and produce children that remain loyal to church, we would grow exponentially. We need to adopt an entire new lens of how we view our young people so that each one is marked as an invaluable precious resource upon which our future depends.
The relational mission involves introducing churches to relational science. We have been atomized relationally, and Christians report high levels of lonliness, isolation, and depression. In national polls, the church does not even register as a a top place to find friends. The military understands relational science. They know how to form cohesive groups, integrate new people, strengthen morale, and build lasting loyalty. Its time for the church to become relational masters so that the increasingly fragmented society can turn to us for love and belonging.