Sharing the Gospel in a Rapidly Changing Culture

Sharing the Gospel in a Rapidly Changing Culture
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By Kathy Ferguson Litton, National Consultant for NAMB for Ministry to Pastors’ Wives

Forty years ago this summer I became the wife of a Southern Baptist pastor. The world has so rapidly changed since that time that the ministry we knew and practiced then is for a world that doesn’t even exist anymore. But many of us in the ministry don’t seem to have changed with it, and that is, I believe, one of the great obstacles Southern Baptists face in reaching the world in front of us. We have focused more on protecting our subculture and our churches rather than the mission of the gospel. Thom Rainer’s commentary is spot on, “When the preferences of the church members are greater than their passion for the Gospel, the church is dying.”
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