Tag Archives: Church decline

“Bent, but looking to Jesus” a sermon on Luke 13:10-17

8/25/2019 Sermon on Luke 13:10-17 “Bent, but looking to Jesus” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT Pastor Geoff Sinibaldo

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Sunday is Coming! “The all too familiar wrong mission of the church (a parable)” Luke 10:1-11

“Go on your way. See I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.” (Luke 10:3) [DISCLAIMER – This is a parable – a story about something relatable to tell a wider truth. I’m not looking for … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Reboot the Church (in a post-Christian, religiously suspicious, digital age)

It is time in the church to push:  Reboot Perceptions. The church exists for the people that aren’t the members of it.  Jesus makes it clear that following him is about serving others, which is counter-intuitive to a consumer based … Continue reading

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“Doubt + Encounter = ?” a sermon on Thomas, church decline and hope, John 20:19-29

4/3/2016 Easter 2 A sermon on Thomas, John 20:19-29 “Doubt + Encounter =?”   St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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7 Reasons for Church Decline and How to Address Them

I sat across from someone I didn’t know at a recent church luncheon that was open to the community. We introduced ourselves. She soon found out I was the pastor. After some conversation she said, “The churches aren’t as full … Continue reading

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“Learning from John the Baptist, part 1: Not the Light” a sermon on John 1:1-9

01/05/2014 Christmas 2 Sermon on John 1:1-9 “Learning from John the Baptist, part 1: Not the Light” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT Interview highlighted in the sermon: Laura Darling, “Listening to the Nones: An Interview with Elizabeth Drescher,” … Continue reading

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