Stop Criticizing Church and Start Creating Change


You are made for more than analyzing life


I believe everyone longs to be a part of a community where we belong and are creating real value in the world.

But I also know that community, especially church community, can be frustrating at times. With the all the denominationalism, politics, cliche answers, church soon doesn’t feel like a place we belong or like a place creating value.

Furthermore, if we express our frustrations or question something the church is doing or believes, people tend to write us off. We end up feeling judged, criticized, and even wonder what the point of church is.

But shouldn’t Christians be the most loving people around?

Didn’t Jesus teach something different from what we see in many churches today?

If these are questions you’re asking yourself, you are not alone. You are not rebellious or overly idealistic for wanting church to be more authentically what Christ intended it to be.

But what do we do? How do we make things better?

I love Jesus, and I love His people. Which is why it grieves me to see so many frustrated with church.

In the five years since my time at Bible school, I’ve been challenged to put into action what I believe should be different. I am excited to be a part of a church that doesn’t just do things because that’s how we’ve always done them. Instead, we seek to live out life, church community, and discipleship as Christ taught us to. I’m not saying we do it perfectly, but we are headed in a good direction.

There’s been several observations I’ve made in this process. I’ve noticed seven stages that good change typically goes through.

One of them is simply getting to know the vision of the current leadership of your church. If you have a vision that contradicts your church’s vision, you won’t be able to create change. First, you’ll have to figure out the vision and whether it’s something others want to get on board with.

This is just one of seven stages I’ve observed in creating positive change.

Because of my love for the church, and because many within the church long for more than what they have, I have entered the conversation on how to create positive change. I desire to cultivate a place where people can dialogue openly and sort through their frustrations so they can live vibrantly for Christ.

As a part of this dialogue, I developed an eBook where I suggest each of us are made for more than analyzing life. We are made to be difference-makers. And in this eBook, I propose seven ways we can begin making a difference in our church, today.

Most of us simply aren’t sure where to start. What do we focus on first? Do we need to leave our church and find one that already fits what we’re looking for, or can we help bring about a reality in the church we’re already a part of?

Stop Criticizing Your Church and Start Creating Change discusses all this and more. This eBook is practical, but it’s not a formula. It’s a place to start. And many have found it helpful in sorting through the frustrations they feel with their church, and beginning to create change.

Here’s what readers have said:

This is excellent. This is full of rich meat- I could spend years referring back to this article, working on these points bit by bit, revolutionizing my spiritual life and that of those around me. Thank you for writing this very needed, very practical article! -Treva Eicher

God has used your writing to minister to me so deeply. I’ve just plain hated the church situation I find myself in but I’ve been so inspired by this perspective. God bless you!! Here I go, taking it to the next level!! -Annonymous

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Change doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process. If we try forcing change without understanding the stages of creating change, people usually resent what we’re trying to do. On the flip side, when we understand and know how to navigate through the stages of change people better receive what we have to say, and slowly, but surely, we become agents of positive change.


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