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The Seeker-Sensitive Model: Has the Quest for “Relevance”, Made the Church Irrelevant?


In its quest to be “relevant”, has the seeker-sensitive church model become irrelevant?  Has the desire to seem “seeker-friendly” actually made the church less friendly?  Does the Seeker-Sensitive church model eternally benefit those whom it targets?  My conclusion:  The Seeker-Sensitive church Isn’t.   It isn’t “friendly” and it isn’t relevant.    Strong charges, I know.  Bear with me a moment and walk through my argument.

The seeker-sensitive church model is good at doing what it does.  It is good at creating a crowd, Read the rest of this entry

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George Barna: The Seeker-Sensitive Church Model: Dumbing Down Disciples


 

The Barna Group just came out with a new research report.  In it, they describe six mega-themes relating to the state of the church in America.  I want to discuss two of those themes here.   I believe they have a cause and effect relationship.   I also believe that the Seeker-Sensitive church model is directly responsible for the findings detailed in the Barna Report.

Barna says:  “Change usually happens slowly in the Church. But a review of the past year’s research… provides a time-lapse portrayal of how the religious environment in the U.S. is morphing into something new.”  Stop for a moment and think about what you just read:  Christianity in America is morphing into something new.”

Is the American church morphing into something better and more God honoring?  The findings in the Barna Report would argue in the negative.  Here’s two of them: Read the rest of this entry