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New Directions International Alumni

January 29, 2013

 

Dear Friends & Partners,

In the past quarter century, many of the historic mainline denominations have been going through great spiritual and ecclesiastical conflict.  As a result of some of the leftist leanings of many of these churches, there has been a hemorrhaging of membership for decades.  Millions of church members have walked.  They have voted with their feet and pocket books against this liberal leftist detour from Biblical orthodoxy.  Many of these disillusioned and disenfranchised church members left their church for other more conservative evangelical churches.  Like many Europeans, others left the church altogether.  Some have become what I call "Believers" who are not "belongers."  While they still retain a belief in God and the church, they have not been able to settle down in another church long-term.  They live with "church-burn-out."

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