For the next few days, I'm going to begin a short series giving short quotes and their link sources from people who IMO are definining quite well some of the movements within the evangelical church that I've been discussing here for the past almost 4 years. Here is a short but effective description from Pastor Bob DeWaay about what the seeker sensitive/Purpose Driven churches are all about,
DeWaay’s basic conclusion is this: The purpose-driven movement begins with the premise that the only way to attract non-Christians to church is by offering to meet their felt needs, rather than their real need for salvation through Christ. If a non-Christian "seeker" visits a church where he hears the traditional Gospel message that he is a lost sinner in need of a salvation that can only come from personal repentance and trust in the atoning death of Christ, he will be repelled by the challenging message, and will not return. To prevent this failure, so the theory goes, a church must conduct market research into what people in its area want, and then find a way to give these seekers what they want.
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