PBFC isn’t church as usual! Here’s what’s “out” and “in” here.
OUT: Church is a filling station where you come to get filled up.
IN: Church is a tanker truck that supplies YOUR filling station so that you can go out and fill others up!
OUT: Bring sinners to church so they can hear how to get saved.
IN: Lead sinners to the Lord yourself, then bring them to church!
OUT: Forget YOUR vision and help the pastor accomplish HIS vision.
IN: The pastor’s vision IS to help you fulfill YOUR vision!
OUT: God wants your pastor to run your life.
IN: The pastor wants God to run your life!
OUT: Come watch the minister do the work of the ministry.
IN: Come let the minister help YOU do the work of the ministry.
OUT: Don’t let the Holy Spirit move, because that could offend the first-time visitors.
IN: Don’t stop the Holy Spirit from moving, because that could offend the Holy Spirit!
OUT: Come ready to receive from the preacher.
IN: Come ready to receive from the preacher AND others, and come ready to share something to bless others in the service.
OUT: Teach people to follow leaders.
IN: Teach people to BE leaders.
OUT: Gossip, cliques, “in-crowds”, church politics, jealousy, “we were here first”, infighting, strife, playing favorites, power struggles.