Live churches have space problems;
Dead churches have no such worries.
Live churches are always changing things;
Dead churches don’t have to – they remain the same.
Live churches have noisy children and active youth;
Dead churches are fairly quite and serene.
Live churches have a shortage of staff;
Dead churches usually have a surplus.
Live churches are always overspending their budgets;
Dead churches maintain large bank accounts.
Live churches struggle to remember names;
Dead churches – everybody knows everybody – for years.
Live churches are keen to develop new leaders;
Dead churches use the same ones over and over again.
Live churches spend much on missions;
Dead churches keep it all at home.
Live churches are filled with givers;
Dead churches are filled with tippers.
Live churches operate primarily on faith;
Dead churches operate totally on sight.
Live churches strain to learn and serve;
Dead churches seek their comfort zones.
Live churches evangelize;
Dead churches fossilize!
Rev. Jerry Daniel