In 2009, 9 out of 10 Pastors, in a Barna poll, said that spiritual maturity is one of the most serious problems facing their churches.
I doubt that this poll would be much different today. I suggest that the reason for this problem is because there is no emphasis on spiritual maturity in the church. Instead, as Mark Noll has observed, “…the evangelical ethos is activistic, populist, pragmatic, and utilitarian…dominated by the urgencies of the moment.”
I don’t know about you, but I am worn out by the urgencies of the moment. I am worn thin by the outrage culture and the politicization of everything.
That is why I am writing this blog. I want to bring light to the deep need of the church; to show that faith is lived out more than it is shouted out, experienced more than it is defended, internal more than it is external, and life changing more than it is life defining.
What would be the implications if you turned your spiritual attention to Growing Up? Wouldn’t that have a bigger impact on your world than the latest meme, Facebook share, or political event to be outraged about?
You are capable of so much more.