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Kudos for church planter coverage

 

I was quite pleased The Christian Index did such a great job in its most recent issue highlighting how the church landscape is changing in Atlanta. The best part was taking a depressing upheaval and highlighting some courageous church planters who are on the front lines trying to impact the equation.

As I visit around this state and talk to people and my college students, many are surprised that churches are dying and fading at an alarming rate. Most people are comfortable with their church and assume that most other churches are similarly healthy. I genuinely believe the first part of healing is understanding that a sickness/disease is present and serious.

I hope articles like these will be a wake-up call for Georgia Baptists to address this decline with real solutions and more brave church planters. I hope and pray The Christian Index will continue highlighting positive and effective strategies to reaching those who want to know Jesus and know Jesus better.