Repairing or replacing at church
It occurred to me that the principles I posted yesterday from the book 'Safe People' on whether to repair or replace relationships apply just as strongly to church.
Lots of people aren't happy at their churches - and often for a variety of reasons. Lots of the reasons are justified, many are not. But either way, the fact is that church is a body of people, all in relationships. And relationships should be at the core of church life.
So if you're thinking about whether to leave your church and find a new one, it would be a good idea to go through the six steps and see if your reasons for leaving are reasons that will eventually build up the body of Christ, or tear it apart.