I just came across this great quote by Brian Mitchell in An Emergent Manifesto of Hope:
Any church that hires people to serve itself is a dying church. It is dying because nobody joins a church to maintain a building. People join churches because they believe they can walk the journey of faith more fully within a community that is making a difference (117).
What is the pulse of your church?
Amen, and let me say again, Amen!