Thursday, February 25, 2010

Asking the hard questions (5)

The Primitive Methodist movement has come and gone, but what would it look like if God raised up such a movement today?

Here is the next answer to that question.

It will reach those the mainstream church is failing to reach

In the 1800s the established churches failed to reach the masses, the working-class men and women who rarely went to church, and whose lives were characterised by poverty, pain, and injustice. The Primitive Methodist movement found its constituency among this missing group of people.

In our day the church as a whole is failing to reach generations of young people, who are increasingly absent from our conventional churches. Surveys in our western culture consistently show that congregations are aging, and that the proportion of young people is falling.

A movement of God is needed to reach those missing from the Kingdom of God. Pray that God will raise up a movement that reaches these missing generations.

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