By Eddie Cole
The American evangelical process is shifting.
“Churches aren’t growing because of conversions. Churches are just swapping sheep.”
Have you ever heard someone make this claim or something like it? I have—way too many times, from pastors and church members alike. What do we make of this kind of comment, and how do we respond?
First, a note of encouragement: just because you don’t see conversions, it doesn’t mean they aren’t happening in churches in America. They are.
The gospel has never stopped being powerful. Conversion growth will continue to happen. Nothing can prevent the power of the gospel from working in the lives of those who believe it enough to act on it.
Some Practical Suggestions for the Disheartened
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