#1 - When excuses are made about the way things are instead of embracing a willingness to roll up the sleeves and fix the problem.
#2 - When the church becomes content with merely receiving people that come rather than actually going out and finding them…in other words, they lose their passion for evangelism!
#3 - The focus of the church is to build a great church (complete with the pastors picture…and his wife’s…on everything) and not the Kingdom of God.
#4 - The leadership begins to settle for the natural rather than rely on the supernatural.
#5 - The church begins to view success/failure in regards to how they are viewed in the church world rather than whether or not they are actually fulfilling the Great Commission!
#6 - The leaders within the church cease to be coachable.
#7 - There is a loss of a sense of urgency! (Hell is no longer hot, sin is no longer wrong and the cross is no longer important!)
#8 - Scripture isn’t central in every decision that is made!
#9 - The church is reactive rather than proactive.
#10 - The people in the church lose sight of the next generation and refuse to fund ministry simply because they don’t understand “those young people.”
#11 - The goal of the church is to simply maintain the way things are…to NOT rock the boat and/or upset anyone…especially the big givers!
#12 - The church is no longer willing to take steps of faith because “there is just too much to lose.”
#13 - The church simply does not care about the obvious and immediate needs that exist in the community.
#14 - The people learn how to depend on one man to minister to everyone rather than everyone embracing their role in the body, thus allowing the body to care for itself.
#15 - When the leaders/staff refuse to go the extra mile in leading and serving because of how “inconvenient” doing so would be.