The average church member doesn’t realize that by their actions they are actually HELPING to kill their church. So, what advice would Satan give you to help you kill your church? Yesterday I gave you the first four ways. Today, I will give you four more ways you can kill your church.
5. GET MAD WHEN YOU DON’T GET THE SPOTLIGHT
A BIG church-killer is a jealous church member. So if you want to kill your church, get mad at the Music Director because he didn’t ask YOU to sing the special. Get upset with the pastor because he didn’t give YOU that position you wanted.
We may not believe in little green Martians from outer space, but there is a green-eyed monster called “Jealousy” that attends most churches and it is killing them!
6. DON’T SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH FINANCIALLY
Just like it takes money to live, it also takes money to do ministry. Some must think the power company is donating electricity to the church and the bank is paying the mortgage payment for the church, and an outside donor must be paying the staff salaries.
When you fail to give, you are not only living in disobedience to the Lord, you are actually limiting the ministry your church is able to do. Eventually, your lack of giving will help kill your church.
7. NEVER INVITE SOMEONE TO CHURCH
Don’t invite people to church because they may hear the gospel and get saved. And if they get saved, they will begin attending church faithfully which will actually help the church grow. So, if you want to kill your church, please do not invite anyone to come.
8. NEVER ENCOURAGE THE LEADERS
Never tell your Sunday School teacher what a blessing they are to you. Never let your pastor know what a blessing his sermons are to you. Never thank those in leadership for all they do for the church and, eventually, they will get discouraged and quite. This will go a long way towards killing your church.
There are other ways to also kill a church, but I hope you will avoid these things I have mentioned at all cost. Love your church and pray for it daily.