Excerpt from T. Semakula's upcoming book..The Food Stamp Bandit.... (The Christianity of The Land)
Are we in the business of wielding the true power of God? Or are we just in the business of creating more buildings; waiting for folks to waltz into? This old way of thinking is shrinking churches and exposes the true nature of service. Churches are closing and losing their buildings, because they no longer have inhabitants to minister to. However, just because folk are no longer coming into the building, doesn't mean that they don't need the ministry.
The needs of the community continues to fester. The ministries that are calling these empty churches continue to show its face as disrespectful litter. Folk continue to throw their empty Heineken Beer Bottles, used condoms, and hallowed out heroin needles onto church doorsteps and parking lots. The ignored and disengaged continue to piss and crap on church grounds while the church leadership continues to whine and complain yet not realizing that these cues may be the very ministries that the church needs to bring their dying ministries back to life.