Yesterday, I wrote about my feelings on the apparent direction the American church is taking.  You can check that out here.

I got to thinking and realized another positive to a shift in Evangelicalism as we know it: faith.  When the resources aren’t there, we have to have faith that God will provide where He’s guided. In our culture of meticulously calculated ministries, that’s hard to fathom.

There’s an old story about a Chinese pastor who came to the United States to check out our churches.  When he returned home to China, his friend asked him, “What did you think of the American churches?”  The pastor replied, “It’s amazing what can be accomplished without God’s help.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us that it’s impossible to please God without faith.  Maybe the challenges we face ahead will help us to be a church that pleases God more and more.