Yes, Yes, Yes, No

Yes, churches need to get out of their buildings and into their neighborhoods.

Yes, missional is better than attractional.

Yes, aging buildings with lots of deferred maintenance are a drag on church budgets.

But today a kid from the neighborhood who comes to a weekly youth group and whose family aren’t “members” of the church told me that he’d be sadder if our decrepit youth room burned down than if his house did.

So, yeah. There’s that.