Just read a great article by Jack Hayford warning about the lack of serious discipleship in today’s church. Pointing to the current ecclesiastical emphasis on marketing and consumer appeal, he says:
“We’re within frightening reach of being able to grow bigger churches while failing to grow bigger people. We are increasingly tooled and trained in technology and management techniques, better resourced with music and media effects, and better housed and staged for added consumer appeal. While not attacking these outsourced resources, I’m asking about our outcomes. Amid our heavyweight enterprises at refining style, we are growing weak in substance.”
Especially if you are in church leadership, this article is worth reading.