It’s a bold philosophy to assert that losing hundreds of members in order to gain thousands is a good thing for God’s family of believers. Is it a statement for the benefit of the church body, or is it about the money?
“The process of changing the bylaws to the industrial-complex church in the hope it would grow to greater megachurch status resulted in the resignation of several of the elders who had faithfully served for decades. It was a sad outcome, but the trainer of one of the megachurch sessions for the elders had stated his philosophy something about the willingness to lose hundreds in order to gain thousands. It started with the elders quietly backing away. There was no announcement to the church as a whole regarding the fallout amongst the elders.” (Taylor, Joy S., A View from the Pews — The Inside Story of a Broken Church, 2022, Lily of the Valley Publishing, Santa Claus IN, p. 49.)
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