There’s a disease infecting many of our churches. I call it Cool Church Cancer.
Every Sunday morning, thousands of church-goers drive past our front door on their way to dozens of cool churches.
That used to bother me. A lot.
As I outline in the second chapter of The Grasshopper Myth, “How Trying to Build a Big Church Nearly Killed Me – and My Church”, I tried to copy the cool churches. Then I got jealous of them. Then I got mad. Then I burned out.
Finally, I grew tired of feeling jealous, got help, started redefining success and changed my attitudes and actions.
Today, I’m a Cool Church Cancer survivor.
Here are seven lessons I learned the hard way. I hope they can help you so you don’t make the same mistakes I made.