S. Michael Craven offers up a particularly good "Truth in Culture" weekly today on the loss of discipleship in the church. Below is a teaser. Check it out.
The “modern” idea of church, or ecclesiology, it seems is that the church exists as a venue to “attract” the lost through dynamic programs, performances and events – the more dynamic the better. What one pastor friend of mine referred to as “theo-tainment.” The problem with this approach exclusively is that a disproportionate amount of the church’s time and resources go into these efforts at the expense of discipleship and training the already saved. The result is the proverbial church that “is a mile wide and inch deep.” Yes the church grows in numbers but rarely in spiritual maturity and the witness of the Church is often rendered lackluster.