Yi…?  (Why I…)church blueprint

Didn’t become the denominational parson with the 9-5 job, benefit package and a middle class, middle of the road membership of people who go to church as a duty every week?

Didn’t become the prosperity preacher who made his living off of everybody else’s prosperity and built an empire only to change his mind when other people wanted their prosperity from the gospel?

Didn’t just use my demanding, bullying, assertive will to make disciples and build churches and buy my way to the top of the popular but polarizing preacher poll?

Didn’t invent some methodology to help people simplify their churchesChristianity and just walk them through my systematic-cookie cutter process and build a large industrial sized church?

Didn’t use the gadgets and technologies of a crazed consumerism and the self-help talks of how to have a three point sermon life and to build an entertainment driven “bounce house” church that idolizes their “framily” of faith?

Didn’t just spout off about how I was a radical and we’ll be a new kind of church only to become tied to a church planting organization that “qualified” me through analysis, gave me standardized practices for giving and gaining people and a generic doctrine that wouldn’t offend anybody.

Yi didn’t, I don’t know.  Yi struggle, I don’t know.


About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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