“’Rethinking’ presupposes there has been a lot of thinking on this or that issue when there isn’t much evidence for that.”
It’s no secret that much of church “growth” isn’t kingdom growth at all. New church members often join a church because they have either moved to a new town or are frustrated with the church they are currently in.
The law of God written on everyone’s conscience, and the witness of God in creation means that no one has an excuse for not following God because what can be seen of him in Creation.
Certainly, the call to come to Christ must be issued somewhere in the service.
I pray that I have learned from these godly men how to do ministry and imitate the life of Christ.