The 10 Biggest Issues Facing the Church Today

challengeesI just enjoyed a lunch sponsored by The Aspen Group which featured Darren Whitehead, teaching pastor at Willow Creek Church. Darren listed the top 10 issues facing the church today. He based it on a survey from Lifeway.

Here are the 10, in reverse order.

  1. Abortion
  2. Homosexuality
  3. Relevance in the church
  4. Marriage
  5. Apathy
  6. Doctrine
  7. Evangelism
  8. Leadership
  9. Discipleship
  10. Prayer

I loved Darren’s description that in the image of the cross we find the essence of our calling. The vertical line reminds us that we are to help people be reconciled to God. The horizontal reminds us that we are to help people be reconciled to each other.

What would you add to this list?

Thanks to Kristin Ruther with the Aspen Group for a delightful meal and great challenge.

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