We live in a world where so many have decided that the church has lost its way. Many have taken their exit and many continue to struggle to find some level of hope and truth for the people of God. Waves of “seeker-sensitive,” “purpose-driven” and “relevant” churches have changed the perspective of ministry from teaching and preaching the gospel to conform to the American business model of success.
In his new book, David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, tells about his struggle with being the pastor of a large church, living the “American church dream” and yet becoming uncertain about how his approach to ministry is really modeled in the Bible:
So how was I to reconcile the fact that I was now pastoring thousands of people with the fact that my greatest example in ministry was known for turning away thousands of people?