Pastor Dan Gates says we can't get revived if we never got "vived" to begin with . Many churches seem to pay less attention to instilling the Holy Spirit than in preaching a weak "see-through" gospel, he says. We are less focused on how many people are saved and instead are more focused on how many people join the church and donate.
So ... is your church more active in and worry more about seeking donations or in saving souls? When a church's future looks bleak, does it continue to serve others or just serve themselves? What's the spiritual health of your congregation? What can you do to improve that healthy and get the congregation to adopt more healthy behaviors?