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Generalizations from 52 Churches

Stating generalities is risky, but it is a way of processing information. 

Here are two areas to discuss:

1. In our experiences, churches with older congregations and traditional services tended to be friendlier than contemporary services with younger people. 

Does your church match this observation or break from it? What must change?

2. I’m dismayed that we witnessed dogmatic, closed-minded, and exclusive attitudes at some churches

If your church produces division, what can you do to promote unity?

Seek ways to be friendly and promote unity at your church.

[See the prior set of questions or start at the beginning.]

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One reply on “Generalizations from 52 Churches”

Hi Peter,
I’m just speculating, but I would assume that those older folks probably have the experience of knowing the value of forming relationships. This begins by being friendly.

What do you think? Please leave a comment!

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