A certain well-known mega-church pastor is quoted as saying that his church “is the greatest church in the world.”
I can’t imagine saying that.
I love my church and all, but it’s not the greatest church in the world. 333 more words
I ran into a former church member a while back. (Maybe I should be honest and say “disgruntled former church member.”) They recited a litany of things they had “heard” about our church. 354 more words
For a long time, I got my sense of identity from having a successful ministry. Sunday morning attendance figures, compliments (“Great sermon, pastor!”), a calendar filled with appointments, money streaming in, baptisms… these were the metrics by which I judged my effectiveness and the blessing of God. 285 more words