The Inward-Focused Church

The Motivation for Being Outward-Focused (1)

Philippians 2:1 – “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy”

Motivation to be Outward-Focused

The Method for Being Outward-Focused (2-4)

Philippians 2:2-4 – “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Wrong Motivation

The Marks of Being Inward-Focused

10 Warning Signs of Inward-Focus

1. Worship Wars

2. Prolonged Minutia Meetings

3. Facility Focus

4. Program Driven

5. Inward Focused Budget

6. High demands for pastoral care

7. Attitudes of entitlement

8. Concerned more about change

9. Anger and hostility

10. Evangelistic apathy

Connecting Point

02 - The Inward Focused Church

 

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