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Two Weeks Ago.
On 9/5/211 Rev Dr. Marie Onwubuariui gave a very thought provoking message "Enter In" on the season of transition in pastoral and mission areas at Upper Merion Baptist Church
A Gallop poll on level of membership in all types of churches from 1937 thru 1985 stayed pretty constant at 70 percent until the first dip. It then rebounded to 70 percent in 2000. However, in 2010 it dipped to 60 percent and has continued its yearly drop to 47 percent in 2020. These numbers show a shift in the number of people entering into the church to a church entering into the world.
In 1Corinthians 9:10 and 2Corinthians 5:16, Paul had to enter into the world to reach the people and the same is true today. How can you share if you do not know their situation or how can people outside the hear the message?
Travis Novell in his to be published book "Church on the Move", a church has to answer the following question first before trying to change the direction of "Enter In"
1. Who should we talk to first?
2. Are you prepared to hear what they would say?
3. What comforts would you be willing to give up?
4. Where are we being called to enter?
We would encourage you to listen to this message again so you are ready to participate in upcoming discussions on the direction our church will be taking.